Home Reviews

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January 1, 2016
Not only is the hero a smart, brave 7th-grade girl but she's also an immigrant from Barbados, and a self-described nerd who got an A in geometry. She's even a cat owner. Well done, DreamWorks.
January 1, 2016
It doesn't have the richness or depth that Pixar frequently lays claim to, but it's still a pleasing endeavor.
December 23, 2015
Home does not have Disney's symphonic range of drama, nor does it boast particularly lavish 3D visuals. But from the first beat, it's clear Home isn't going for the big catharsis backed by a power ballad.
December 18, 2015
Home has good messages, touching moments, cute characters and enough laughs to forgive the fact that most parents have seen this movie before.
December 17, 2015
When Tip and Oh realize how wrong they've been about so many things, they begin moving toward real maturity and growth. That's something viewers of all ages can appreciate.
November 5, 2015
The misadventures of this odd couple manage to deliver some laughs, some obvious moral lessons and, yes, lots of musical segues scored with Rihanna tracks.
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.
May 25, 2015
Despite nifty re-packaging of the animated-feature formula--seemingly daring premise; casually multicultural, international story that's seldom pandering; memorable hero--Home, for all its snappy colours and crackles of joy, never quite pops.
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 11, 2015
It's a family-friendly movie about, well, family.
April 9, 2015
Home is meant squarely for kids, but that doesn't mean that accompanying adults will also not find this multi-coloured tale of the importance of friendship and familial bonds, heartwarming.
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
Again, there is nothing all that terrible about this movie (unless you find Parsons' voice to be grating, then you are in big trouble) but you might be overwhelmed by its averageness.
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
April 1, 2015
"Home" is a fine selection for a second quarter film and a great choice for your children.
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