100

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
Everything in The Lego Movie is, indeed, awesome.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The movie is a wonderful surprise, cleverly written and executed brick by brick with a visual panache.
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100

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
The Lego Movie is an absolute blast—a whip-smart, surprisingly emotional family film where the toy property is seen less as a concrete template than a tool for seemingly limitless potential.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
It’s a non-stop blast from beginning to end, jam-packed with a wacky irreverence, dazzling state-of-the-art CGI (courtesy of Animal Logic) and a pitch-perfect voice cast headed by Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Ferrell.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Finally! A comedy that works.
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90

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The Lego Movie is a delight, a funny, fast-moving film that should satisfy adults and children alike.
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90

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Lord and Miller do great work within constraints, taking pre-made pieces and fashioning them into feats worthy of applause. It's no wonder they made a Lego movie — and it's no wonder it's so good.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The visuals are spectacular, the 3D technology is artfully used and the storyline is jam-packed with so many funny lines, it’s hard to catch all the jokes that are delivered in rapid-fire succession.
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller irreverently deconstruct the state of the modern blockbuster and deliver a smarter, more satisfying experience in its place, emerging with a fresh franchise for others to build upon.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The all-Lego adventure is warm and witty, showing flashes of satire.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.