Critic Consensus: Colorful, silly, and utterly benign, Home is a passable diversion, but there's no shortage of superior animated alternatives.
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Critic Reviews for Home
Heartwarming and harmless? Sure, why not. But it's also numbing in its simplicity and often rather annoying.
The combination of Home's layered message, fun score, and clever comedy make it a colorful choice for moviegoers of any age.
Anyone over 10 will see the plot twists a mile away. Kids will probably enjoy the goofy Boovs, the rainbows of colors and the music. Call me a traditionalist, but I still say the world was a better place before those darn Boovs invaded.
A surprisingly moving tale of friendship and family, dressed up as an adorably frivolous sci-fi comedy.
Maybe it's because kids sometimes feel like aliens in a grown-up world, but from E.T. and Elliott to Lilo and Stitch, pairing a child with a creature from outer space can prove to be a winning combination.
Audience Reviews for Home
People always talk about the great Disney or Pixar films that come out every year, and if another animated film comes along that doesn't live up to those standards, they disregard it. Sadly, I think that this very underrated animated film will be forgotten about very soon, and it definitely should not be. "Home" tells a very simple story of an alien race that wants to inhabit earth. With the best intentions, they do not realize they are ruining the lives of the humans. When one rogue "Boov" (alien) meets up with a little girl who is left behind, they form a bond and hilarity ensues. I must say, this film is much funnier than I was expecting it to be. I was busting a gut quite a few times. No, nothing wholly original happens during this film, but the fact that the jokes feel fresh and the emotion is all intact, I had a blast. "Home" is a fun little gem that I really recommend to all ages, especially kids. Fun little surprise of a film.
Adorable and a half! I thought Oh's broken English and out-of-context pop culture references would be annoying, but he is actually rather lovable in his goofiness and naivete. I watched this movie in Taiwan with Chinese subtitles and was surprised to see that Oh's semantic antics weren't literally translated, causing a loss in humor, I assume. Tip is a cleverly conceived heroine - from her being on her own at sixteen, to her given name being Gratuity, to her mad-sad complexity. Rihanna does some emotive voicework, and she and Jim Parsons have great chemistry. The fact that the fugitive pair are able to elude capture in this high-tech world is a bit farfetched, but their budding friendship and Oh's gradual anthropological study of humans sends a sweet message about cultural understanding.
Oh: Oh, no! My hands are in the air like I just do not care! The "cute factor" always plays a big role in animated features made for a family audience. As it stands, I am happy to watch these animated features that manage to balance a level of cuteness with some witty writing, good-natured humor, or other fairly positive elements that make for a good film. Home definitely makes attempts at cuteness, given the way we see certain characters, but I found a lot of that to be undone by the nature of the story that I could not get over. Some unintentionally uncomfortable implications of the "friendly" alien invasion that set up this story ultimately kept me from embracing the film more and the nature of the aliens known as "Boov" did not help much either. read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com
|Oh:||He's vibrating. [gasps] Is he going to explode?!|
|Oh:||Among Boov I don not fit in....I fit out.|
|Oh:||You were scared? I almost made a number 3. (Tip hugs him) Not too tight! It's still a possibility.|
|Oh:||What is the purpose of your face?|