Home Reviews

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July 16, 2020
The cinematic equivalent of cotton candy. It's colorful and sugary sweet, but disappears almost immediately after consumption.
April 30, 2019
What a disappointment.
January 31, 2019
It's not a great animated movie like Up - though honestly, not many films, animated or otherwise, compare to it - but it's probably a great movie if you have children.
January 23, 2019
It's disposable fluff that small children might enjoy, but everyone else will be bored long before the closing credits arrive.
October 31, 2018
Home isn't going to spark any fires, but it's also not a horrible way to spend the afternoon. It's light, and it doesn't leave a horrible aftertaste.
December 13, 2017
While this message is not original, it is not negligible either. However, the strategy used to present it is not particularly successful. [Full review in Spanish]
September 21, 2016
Basically, don't put too much thought into this movie, because no one involved in making it did.
February 23, 2016
Home takes an actual science-fiction story, admittedly toned down and geared towards the younger set, and grinds it up and blends it down into another homogenized family product.
January 2, 2016
Home is more or less premised on refuting this cruel binary, encouraging kids to rethink conventions or family and otherness, fearfulness and he security of "home".
November 5, 2015
Designed with lots of bouncy round shapes and few hard angles, this noisy and colorful 3D film frequently suggests an exploding bubblegum machine; meanwhile, it invites viewers to chew on the political message inherent in the Boovian occupation of Earth.
May 31, 2015
Home isn't a bad movie at all; it just lacks that intangible "it" factor found in the most successful animated films.
May 31, 2015
What might be mildly amusing for one minute doesn't become 94 times funnier just because you pad it out to 94 minutes.
April 28, 2015
This failure is a little surprising given the celebrity voice talent involved, but it proves even great actors need a substantive script.
April 15, 2015
Home is a blithering mess, devoid of internal narrative logic, mired in obnoxious humor, and so poorly paced that its 94 minute run-time felt like it was over two hours long.
April 7, 2015
Even by DreamWorks standards, the celebrities in this go-round are especially awful, and the music cues particularly distracting.
April 3, 2015
Home is where my heart wasn't, at a screening where even children didn't seem excited to be. The father snoring next to me had the right idea at the wrong volume. Hiding a catnap behind 3-D glasses only works if you don't give yourself away.
April 3, 2015
The kindest word that comes to mind is "undistinguished." Unfortunately, it's also uninteresting and uninspired - as well as tedious, noisy, obvious, annoying...
April 1, 2015
A few nods and winks don't add enough adult appeal to Home
March 29, 2015
Kids will be entertained by the perpetual motion of Home, while most adults in the theater will tune out or glance at the watch every few minutes.
March 29, 2015
Familiarly fanciful, featuring the most benign aliens ever to invade Earth.
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