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Minions Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 28, 2016
...the relatively short running time results in a general lack of lulls...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 10, 2016
The only foreseeable problem with this movie is that parents are going to have to be dealing with wee ones mimicking minion-ese for as long as this franchise shall flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 6, 2016
As a film, Minions may not be as clever or heartfelt as the Despicable Me films, but it's still plenty of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
J. Olson
April 15, 2016
When today's youth inevitably look back on their favorite tiny, yellow, goggled henchman, they won't be thinking of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 6, 2016
The film eventually comes to hint at and vaguely explains the connection between Minions and Despicable Me which holds a certain satisfaction in itself, but this will certainly satisfy minion-fans, if not particularly wow the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Mottram
South China Morning Post
April 6, 2016
The colourful 3D animation is as first-rate as you'd expect, with Coffin and co packing the film with rich sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Blaustein
ABC News Radio
December 30, 2015
There's no denying the minions are adorable, but they're strictly for the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 14, 2015
This is a hugely enjoyable ride and, with Despicable Me 3 not due until 2017, provides a welcome fix of Minion-shaped hilarity to see us through till then.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marie Asner
Phantom Tollbooth
December 14, 2015
As it is, Minions is one of the summer film highlights and pokes fun at just about everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Violet LeVoit
December 3, 2015
Some gags might be saucy, in a European sort of way, but they're never crass.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 30, 2015
Divorced from the be-thankful-for-family homilies that motivate the 'Despicable Me' movies, this first solo outing for the lozenge-shaped scene-stealers improves on its predecessors: It's a Looney loop-de-loop of nonstop funny noises and sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 29, 2015
This third in the animated 'Despicable Me' series finds the familiar balance between villainy and heroism, silliness and relevance, but it is a bit thinner. As characters, the Minions have a lot of limitations. This is for kids only.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kam Williams
Baret News
November 21, 2015
An incessant assault of mindless, mirthful mayhem with enough cultural allusions mixed in to hold the attention of adults, too.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Stone
November 12, 2015
Like many supporting characters, the minions were better in that role: idiotic foils for Despicable Me's brooding, tormented Gru.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
November 10, 2015
The overall effect is mildly diverting and almost instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alex Leadbeater
What Culture
November 6, 2015
Forget a never ending stream of superheroes or the dredging up of long-dead nostalgia properties; this is the real death-knell of modern cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 20, 2015
Lightly Miniony fun throughout, this Minionish comedy should please fans of general Minionishness who don't mind the goofiest Mininionesque gags.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Dent
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
October 20, 2015
The Minions crave a strong parental figure but, as creatures of pure mischief, they don't need hugs -- and their antics quickly become tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 20, 2015
Minions is a fun backstory for a popular group of sidekicks, but it really shouldn't extend beyond that. It does a good job with what it has, but it won't leave you asking for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
August 31, 2015
So much here's fairly uninspired, lacking depth and detail, or not so zippily zany. Mostly these underlings just underperform.
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