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

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September 22, 2017
David Soren's computer-animated adaptation of Dav Pilkey's hit series of children's books avoids the pitfalls with enough success to amuse all ages.
July 24, 2017
A snappy animated comedy with a lovely, gooey, sentimental heart.
July 20, 2017
A hugely likeable animated film about two cornerstones of childhood: wild imaginations and bottom jokes.
July 19, 2017
It's a thoroughly entertaining and likable film: two qualities that look easy but are anything but. Captain Underpants deserves a franchise.
July 19, 2017
Just when your brain's starting to ache, the film chucks in another subversive crack about America's failing school system, or a genuinely hilarious sock-puppet-animated flashback.
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
It's a bird! it's a plane! It's a kids' movie that won't make grownups want to manually remove their own toenails!
June 2, 2017
The friendship of George and Harold is celebrated, and the cheery vocal work of Hart and Middleditch gives the picture its sprightly spirit.
June 2, 2017
The film also inventively incorporates CG animation, live-action sock puppets and a flipbook to bring to life the pages of Pilkey's sentimental ode to boyhood.
June 2, 2017
While the movie is solidly and unapologetically pitched towards kids, it has a subversive streak that is as genuine and sharp as anything whipped up by Roald Dahl.
June 2, 2017
They've preserved Pilkey's exuberant drawing style as well as his understanding of what sort of humor is guaranteed to make young kids laugh until their sides hurt.
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
Strikes a nice balance between the witty and the lowbrow.
June 2, 2017
It will make adults and kids chuckle openly and often.
June 2, 2017
The movie is fresh, fun, and breezy.
June 1, 2017
When you get beyond the toilet humor (fart jokes, nods to Uranus) there's a lovely story of true-blue friendship.
June 1, 2017
Creative parents' hearts are sure to be warmed when the school arts program is reinstated, and anyone who's ever been a kid can appreciate the fourth graders' mission to "make school fun again."
June 1, 2017
For a film that is almost entirely based on toilet humor of the fourth grade reading level, you may be surprised that there is some sage wisdom to be found in the saga of Captain Underpants.
June 1, 2017
If you can channel your inner grade-schooler and appreciate a villain named Professor Poopypants, you'll giggle at the irreverent world of "Captain Underpants."
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.
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