Minions (2015)



Critic Consensus: The Minions' brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity stretches to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spinoff, with uneven but often hilarious results.

Movie Info

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures … More

Rating: PG (for action and rude humor)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brian Lynch
In Theaters:
Box Office: $287.6M
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Critic Reviews for Minions

All Critics (173) | Top Critics (34)

I got tired of this joke before the movie ended, but I appreciate the gusto with which the filmmakers -- particularly Coffin, with his nimble vocalizations -- carried it out.

Full Review… | July 16, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

With its episodic stream of slapstick gags, Minions has moments of piquant absurdity, but mostly its shrill-but-cutesy anarchy works as a visual sugar rush for the preschool set.

Full Review… | July 13, 2015
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Backing up all the funny Minions antics is one of the best soundtracks ever and some very cute musical numbers.

Full Review… | August 2, 2015
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

An idea is only as good as its execution, and after spending three sessions with these characters, one is left with the speculation that some ideas, perhaps, would have been better left as part of a rough draft on the printed page.

Full Review… | July 31, 2015

Minions is despicable, or maybe it's just me.

Full Review… | July 30, 2015
Tampa Bay Times

The Minions movie is almost complete nonsense, but it's good natured, enjoyable nonsense nonetheless.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015

Audience Reviews for Minions

Even though this spinoff lacks the flare from its "Despicable Me" originators, Minions is still a laugh-out-loud good time. The film's outrageous humor, that's suitable for both children and adults alike to understand and enjoy, ultimately drives this animated delighted. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin showcase the evolution of the Minions. Ba-na-na.

90 minutes may be a brief time for some films, but it is appropriate for the Minions. Being family-oriented there's not much depth with the story and a film can only go so far with that, especially when the main characters do not speak an understandable language. With that said, watching the Minion's actions proves highly successful in knowing what is going on and what they are doing. Ba-na-na.

Nothing stands out visually. The characters are designed as expected and the film in general is on the colorful side. If anything, the Minions can be classified as adorable in their own way. Ba-na-na.

The voices are fitting all around. Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm provide the much needed English speaking characters to contrast the Minion language. Ba-na-na.

Minions is meant to be simple and understanding, nothing more, nothing less. Ba-na-na.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

There's a reason I loved the teaser trailer for this: it was 2 and a half minutes.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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