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The Boxtrolls Synopsis
Mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs, devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family from the town villian.
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100

HitFix

I can't remember the last time I saw a family animation so visually rich, tightly scripted and charmingly performed which was also built on...
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90

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
The Boxtrolls is a kiddie charmer that makes you laugh, cower, and think of Hitler. That’s an unusual trifecta, but then again, this is an...
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88

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
Start to finish, it’s a delight.
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88

RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
It's gloriously inventive, wonderfully funny, and gorgeous to look at, the screen filled with sometimes overwhelming detail.
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80

Empire

There’s slapstick and silliness to entertain small children and nefarious plots for the adult audience to untangle, making this a far more...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
The Boxtrolls has a rich, edgy texture that makes it stand out from other animated films.
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75

USA Today

The Boxtrolls hold their own on screen, too, and children will fall in love with the creatures' mischievous antics, gurgling language and...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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It’s a felt, funny, bracingly sincere kids’ movie. And even more refreshing, it takes as a theme our social fixation with waste, salvage...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With top-notch animation, effective voice casting, and a screenplay that falters only toward the end when faced with the need to provide a...
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50

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The meticulously crafted world is stunning to behold, imagined to the minutest detail and photographed with the sort of dramatic lighting...
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The BoxTrolls: Psycho Thriller

By judemovies
This story could be made into a movie with real people. It would be right up there with One Good Deed as far as psycho thrillers go. It's a dark themed animation-claymation-CG picture that is by no...

AWFUL

By aquarius4419
I am sure your kids will plead with you but it is a waste of money. Not ONE outburst of laughter, basically a silent theater. The plot is enough to scare young children and bore the older ones. It...

Traller not a good indicator of the film

By matthewmcsorley
The trailer made this film look light and funny. It is just the opposite, its heavy, dark, and scary for young children. Many kids crying in the theater and not many laughs. its a shame the art...

Anticipatimg BEST Film of the Year 2014

By ak85goddessrose
a refreshimg spark of genius imagination,...

Box Trolls

By rfpwolfpack
My 8 year old states that it's the best movie ever just a little better than Frozen...

Lovingly Crafted

By J de la Mancha
Everything Laika does drips with style, personality, and love for their craft. This movie was fantastically fun, while not quite as dark as Coraline and Paranorman. It had a great sense of wonder,...

By randislye
Terrible! Although animated and the previews seem as if it will be funny, it is not appropriate for young children!...

This is not your average Animated Film.

By justinrasch781
I went into Boxtrolls with my 2 young daughters and having seen many animated films over the years was expecting lots of jokes and the ho hum plastic sheen that comes with most these days. I was...

horrible movie

By dolliebaby77
not even as good as ParaNorman. that was wonderful, this was a letdown....

Please make it stop

By greggouw
Why did Simon Peg agree to this?...

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Rated PG | For Mild Rude Humor, Action and Some Peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
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