Abominable Reviews

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October 11, 2019
Here's a defanged, declawed yeti in an animation whose every beat, character and narrative component feels as if it has been algorithmically tested for commercial safety by a computer programme.
October 10, 2019
Where Abominable may fall down is in the nuts and bolts of charming your little ones. The dialogue is flat, the slapstick flabby.
October 6, 2019
Abominable certainly has a flair for color and light...the rest of the film is so emotionally vapid, predictable and unoriginal that I had a tough time caring about any of it.
October 4, 2019
It's very stale, very familiar, and you've seen it all before.
October 3, 2019
Kids might get swept up in the colorful imagery and the occasionally potty humor that lands. But in the lens of some of Dreamworks finest, it would seem "Abominable" could use a little more soul searching.
September 29, 2019
As bland as its eponymous character. Worse, it's one long déjà vu experience of pre-fab whimsy and schmaltz whose greatest virtue is its very forgetablity.
September 27, 2019
[A] movie that has rich potential that it too often squanders in favor of routine cartoon antics.
September 27, 2019
Abominable has the ingredients to break free from being designated as just another disposable family-friendly animated feature, but they are buried so far down below that all that's left are the genre's standard annoyances and clichés
September 27, 2019
The simplicity of the premise puts more pressure on the animation, which is crisp and occasionally beautiful, but not especially imaginative in its design.
September 27, 2019
... the Chinese setting of "Abominable" seems perfunctory at best, chosen only for its relative proximity to the Himalayas.
September 27, 2019
Wastes the talents of competent animators on a slow, perfunctory story that tries to push all the right emotional buttons but ends up just drawing out the obvious.
September 27, 2019
[The] chase is given occasional life by Everest's ability to control nature ... but Abominable is just a routine and shallow adventure tale.
September 26, 2019
Inoffensive and forgettable, the kind of thing that parents can nap through while their kids spend half the time watching it and half the time fidgeting in their seats.
September 26, 2019
A colorful, innocuous piece of animated fluff that delivers nice messages without being at all special-in other words, a middle-grade kidflick.
September 26, 2019
The first major co-production between DreamWorks and China's Pearl Studio is a warm and fuzzy animated guide book they could have titled How to Train Your Yeti. It's good family fun as far it goes. It also could have gone further
September 26, 2019
There's some gorgeous animation and impeccable camerawork on display here. But as George Lucas' 2015 fiasco Strange Magic demonstrated, beautifully executed visuals will get you only so far.
September 26, 2019
But "Abominable," about a girl who discovers a yeti on the rooftop of her Shanghai apartment building, is so safe, so risk-free, so bland, that its business imperatives are never just off-screen.
September 26, 2019
In an age when there's no shortage of beautiful-looking animated films, it can be easy to take "Abominable's" sweeping vistas and sparkling colors for granted. But such surfeit of visual beauty requires storytelling that is comparably bold.
September 24, 2019
The plot is rote ... and even the adorable yeti at the heart of the film is just a slight tweak on Toothless, the central lizard from the Train Your Dragon franchise.
September 23, 2019
Dull.
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