Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) Reviews

November 5, 2017
This tested my boundaries.
October 23, 2017
My interest waned during the chaotic final act when the narrative is put aside and we're treated to a ho-hum, over-the-top action fest.
August 9, 2017
Relies too heavily on toilet humor and lacks positive morals or teachings. [Full review in Spanish]
July 27, 2017
Silly and aimed squarely at the younger crowd, Captain Underpants has enough spirit to be entertaining. Just don't expect it to work all the time.
July 21, 2017
There's nothing epic about this stinker of a film.
June 9, 2017
The level of this film is more of an eschatological joke that is, of course, childish but lacks of the slightest grace, despite its naivety. The gags are shameful even for children. [Full review in Spanish]
June 7, 2017
Giddy satire gives way to lazy bombast in this animated adaptation of Dav Pilkey's children's book series.
June 5, 2017
When the fan sprays potty jokes all over the wall, everyone likely will laugh at something. In our family. the 3-year-old giggled whenever she heard the surname of the villainous Prof. Poopypants (and wait'll you get a load of his full name)!
June 2, 2017
In the end, it's impossible to ignore the fact that this feature is devoid of even the simplest positive morals or takeaways. And it's not quite funny or wry enough to forgive its weaknesses.
June 2, 2017
The one-joke soon wears thin, and nothing - particularly the labor-saving animation and hideous-to-behold character design - can keep Underpants from stinking.
June 2, 2017
Strictly for young audiences, or at least anyone who finds the very pronunciation of diarrhea hilarious.
June 1, 2017
There is nothing in it of redeeming value for any adult cinephile. Drop your kids off, find something to do for 89 minutes, then pick 'em up.
June 1, 2017
It's silly, and silly can be good. It is here for a while...
June 1, 2017
The best animated movies for children are sublime. This one generally settles for noisy, though it throws in a positive message at the end.
June 1, 2017
While the movie will undoubtedly please the under-eight set...older kids and their parents might find their tolerance tested and long for a return of 'Big Hero 6' instead.
June 1, 2017
In the absence of a sturdier storyline and more dimensional characters, the manic, rapid-fire delivery, while yielding some well-deserved laughs, proves more exhausting than inspired.