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The LEGO Movie (2014)

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Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 198
Fresh: 190 | Rotten: 8

Boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story, The Lego Movie is colorful fun for all ages.

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Average Rating: 8.3/10
Critic Reviews: 40
Fresh: 38 | Rotten: 2

Boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story, The Lego Movie is colorful fun for all ages.

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Average Rating: 4.3/5
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"The LEGO (R) Movie" is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO (R) adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. (c) Warner Bros

Jun 17, 2014

$257.7M

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As a rule, movies about toys need to be approached with extreme caution; some of them have been bad enough to count as health hazards. This one is the exception.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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This is truly a movie that children and their parents can both enjoy for different reasons.

February 10, 2014 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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The Lego Movie: Merely a great film, or the greatest film ever in the history of cinema?

February 9, 2014 Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com
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The visuals are spectacular, the 3D technology is artfully used and the story is jam-packed with so many funny lines, it's hard to catch all the jokes that are delivered in rapid-fire succession -- constantly tweaking many popular culture icons.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The brightly-imagined Lego Movie is a wickedly smart and funny free-for-all, and sassy enough to shoot well-aimed darts at corporate branding.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone
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A total gas--even if its message is that we should do as Lego says, not as Lego does.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic
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The Lego Movie presents one of the brightest-colored dystopian nightmares ever marketed to children ... highly imaginative, wildly fun, and clever on multiple levels.

August 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Under the Radar
Under the Radar

By going off the proverbial reservation, making what amounts to a Lego movie for adults, even at the risk of displeasing those who wanted nothing more than a nostalgic wink fest, The Lego Movie merits praise as a true work of thematic richness.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Forbes

Everything is awesome! Well, not quite everything - but more than enough to make THE LEGO MOVIE the biggest and best surprise this year.

June 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique

[I]t's an exhilarating, absolute joy to watch it all come together.

June 22, 2014 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

While "The Lego Movie" may have a pretty basic story, its beautifully animated world and talented vocal cast give it enough depth to provide lots of fun and excitement.

June 16, 2014 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

...the movie's relentlessly frenetic vibe grows more and more exhausting as time progresses...

April 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

In what is sure to turn out to be this generation's Toy Story, this crazy-funny animated lark takes us into a hyper-happy world where everything is so awesome there's even a pop anthem called Everything is Awesome... fresh and fast and funny.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: 3AW

... let's not pave all the roads with yellow bricks just yet.

April 10, 2014 Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show
2UE That Movie Show

Delightful, inspired, affecting, utterly hilarious stuff, and certainly the first feature starring Batman to earn a couple of those compliments.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Just as the conceptual agility of The LEGO Movie never ceases to astonish - it will take at least three viewings to fully take in every last detail applied here - the visuals both innovate and resonate to heights only previously scaled by Pixar.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Herald Sun (Australia)

it's worth your time to discover instead of me preempting by synopsis and/or recitation. I hate it when an internet post ends this way, but it's all you're going to get from this review: "Enjoy!"

April 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Newcity
Newcity

A wry, playful and intelligent piece of filmmaking that, like Toy Story before it, rises far above its station.

April 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Concrete Playground
Concrete Playground

The Lego Movie is woeful, forgettable and one of the great film disappointments of this decade.

April 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies
Dial M For Movies

The Lego Movie is a brilliant technical achievement.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: The Australian
The Australian

It's fast, smart, really funny, full of great action and contains a song, 'Everything is Awesome', with the single catchiest hook in the history of songwriting. Seriously, in this movie at least, everything really is awesome.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: The Vine
The Vine

This is one of the most creative animated features in recent years. I never imagined that so much could be made from the concept.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

The giggle-inducing gags will infect humans of any age with their zany sense of humour.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

It's relieving to say that it brims with visual charm and creativity.

April 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Impulse Gamer
Impulse Gamer

State-of-the-art software has been used to make the characters look like actual plastic figurines brought to life through the magic of stop-motion animation. In other words, this is a digital movie with an analogue soul.

April 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

With all this going for the film, you can understand why Lego should be so pleased with it and why it's already had such world box-office success. But its relentless action and pounding soundtrack sent me out feeling battered rather than uplifted.

April 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Audience Reviews for The LEGO Movie

A delightful family comedy about an everyday lego construction worker (voiced by Chris Pratt) who is thought to be the "chosen one" by some mysterious figures in the land looking to overthrow the ruthless Lord/President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell). The variety of characters and the fantastic dialogue help drive a creative, inventive story that has jokes for all ages, especially little kids. Pratt is a perfect fit to voice the lead character, while Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, and Liam Neeson (who almost steals the show as "Bad Cop") offer tremendous support. The finale is an interesting choice and handled very well by the directors, and although there are some questionable political underpinnings concerning its message, overall it is still well worth a view.
July 30, 2014
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly good with a great twist although everyone likes it and I just say okay.. I wonder how people can somehow overrated a movie and for me 'The LEGO Movie' is definitely overrated.. I mean it's a nice movie with a fantastic effects of all the LEGO detail, but some slapstick humor that they have are definitely not my thing.. Even though a lot of people love it, I still don't regard this movie had such as high values..
July 20, 2014
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

This movie clearly owes much of its inspiration from the Toy Story series, but that is not a bad thing in this case. This is a surprisingly insight film towards the end because of scenes I do not want to spoil. I had started to expect it might be happening, but I did not actually expect them to show it. The film itself is very funny and entertaining, if a little bit silly in most cases, but the animation is wonderful and inspired. I found myself just looking at all the excellent Lego animations several times. I understand why this was such a big hit now. Worth watching regardless of your age. Besides, having Batman is always a plus.
July 1, 2014
jlewis07

Super Reviewer

The story of a nobody who saved everybody.

Great Animated Movie! A combination of adult and child friendly humour should entertain all, the movie has done well to ensure audiences of all ages are catered to. The Lego Movie accurately and effectively recreates that creative space through accessible movie magic. It exhibits a fun hero story that may not be treading new narrative ground but nonetheless feels fresh and new. Finally the themes and occasionally biting humor makes The Lego Movie a kid's film that isn't just for kids but the child in all of us. Go see it!

The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most "extraordinary person" and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.
June 21, 2014
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Manu Gino

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    1. Bad Cop/Good Cop: I hope there's still a good cop in me somewhere.
    – Submitted by Jerry V (51 days ago)
    1. Emmet: We're going to crash into the sun!
    2. Batman: Yeah, but it's going to look very cool.
    – Submitted by Mark M (2 months ago)
    1. Batman: This is not how Batman dies!
    – Submitted by Jerry V (2 months ago)
    1. Wyldstyle/Lucy: Today shall now be known as Freedom Friday... But on a Tuesday
    – Submitted by Miles F (2 months ago)
    1. Uni-Kitty: Stay... positive......stay.........ah, forget it! DIIIIIIIIIE!!!!!
    – Submitted by Kyler C (3 months ago)
    1. Batman: I only use black.. and sometimes dark shades of gray.
    – Submitted by Taylor R (3 months ago)
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