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March 29, 2015
Heartwarming and harmless? Sure, why not. But it's also numbing in its simplicity and often rather annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 27, 2015
The combination of Home's layered message, fun score, and clever comedy make it a colorful choice for moviegoers of any age.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 27, 2015
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.0
March 27, 2015
A surprisingly moving tale of friendship and family, dressed up as an adorably frivolous sci-fi comedy.
March 27, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2015
A big, fat happy meal of a movie ...
March 26, 2015
Aside from Parsons' initially amusingly mangled Yoda-like English, which gets a tad repetitive, Home doesn't stand out as fresh or particularly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2015
Tension is one of "Home's" biggest issues. There just isn't nearly enough of it. Story is another. Even a kids' movie needs more complexity and more invention.
March 26, 2015
A charming concoction with positive messages for younger children about conquering fears, understanding outsiders and knowing yourself.
March 26, 2015
Director Tim Johnson ("Over the Hedge") and his animators can't maintain this level of freshness throughout, but that's where Parsons and his goofy charm take over.
March 26, 2015
It works moderately well thanks largely to the voice talents of Jim Parsons and, to a lesser extent, Steve Martin. Two droll dudes who put a fair share of funny into this animated picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2015
Tim Johnson ( Antz) has capitalized on DreamWorks' proprietary animation platform, Apollo to create a rich, intricate setting...But the technology doesn't save the film from falling flat on other levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2015
Frenetic direction and supercharged cuteness pitch in to aid in the distraction, and it's almost enough to produce a kind of numbness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
March 26, 2015
Aggressive and cynical approach to children's entertainment, pummeling viewers with mechanical-looking action sequences (which suggest video game demos), unfunny one-liners, and overly loud pop songs and sound effects.
March 26, 2015
Key characters are admirably diverse, but the fast-paced tale is thoroughly predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2015
The film moves quickly and keeps the jokes coming, which only means that "Home" would rather keep young viewers occupied than give them something to think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2015
When we scratch beneath the sugary surface, there's something tart inside that's difficult to digest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2015
Lazy gags, and it's been done better elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2015
This kiddie sci-fi adaptation doesn't quite live up to its evocative title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2015
I brought a couple of my kids, who liked it fine and found the friendship at the center rather affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2015
While watching "Home," a comical animated spin on alien-attack thrillers with the usual tacked-on touchy-feely messages, I began to get bored as did the families seated around me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2015
DreamWorks movies are often about outsiders learning that they don't have to fit in, a lesson the filmmakers may not have absorbed themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 25, 2015
The Gummi-colored animation is imaginative, but director Tim Johnson's ho-hum 3D cartoon remains strictly 1D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2015
Like the timorous Boov, "Home" has little interest in risk-taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2015
As animated sci-fi for small fry, it's a success whose modest but well-executed ambitions are no small part of its charm.
March 24, 2015
An earnest exercise that falls flat, despite the best of intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 19, 2015
Home is schematic and moralistic in the frequent manner of modern American cartoons, although the moralising doesn't entirely make sense: there are a couple of underlying metaphors that don't quite mesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 19, 2015
The film takes the lazy route of cannibalising pop cultural references rather than coming up with decent jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 19, 2015
An entertaining odd-couple comedy on very traditional lines ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2015
Inoffensive but flavourless, and crammed with familiar elements from better movies like Lilo and Stitch , Toy Story and Despicable Me .
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2015
There may be no place like home, but there are a lot of places like Home, an animated adventure about the unlikely friendship between a lonely girl and an alien misfit that can't help but feel familiar.
March 8, 2015
From a creative standpoint, this is the studio's least exciting feature yet - hardly its worst, execution-wise, but entirely lacking in the risk-taking spirit that has spawned such successful franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Dragon."