Reviews

Oct 4, 2021
Monahan is at least given the chance to get her teeth into the role of the army specialist drafted in to help kick some otherworldy ass.
Oct 4, 2021
After a spring and summer of heavy, earnest dramas, I'm ready for rampaging digits.
May 18, 2021
Pixels is a likeable and unpretentious piece of summertime fun, if you can let yourself enjoy it for what it is.
Feb 3, 2021
The movie is content to stick to the Sandler template, using the inventive premise as a frame for another of the comedian's tired romantic hook-ups.
Sep 20, 2020
A flawed film that serves up just enough of a good time.
Jul 15, 2020
Everyone involved [including the audience] deserves a participation award.
Apr 28, 2020
It showed a lot of restraint.
Apr 28, 2020
It was pretty well-written and coherent.
Jan 10, 2020
The combination of Columbus' bland, corporate filmmaking and Sandler's tone deaf performance proves particularly grating.
Nov 13, 2019
Pixels is easy to hate for audiences going in looking for a movie with real substance. What you see is what you get with this film, no less, and definitely no more - no matter how hard it tries.
Aug 15, 2019
The film catalogues the worst set of performances seen in a while, particularly Dinklage's accent and Gad's pubescent antics.
May 4, 2019
Pixels knows it's not great, but it could have at least tried.
Apr 23, 2019
It's not really satisfying on any level.
Apr 6, 2019
This clumsily reanimated, effects-laden blockbuster adds up to little more than a send-up of retro gimmicks, cheesy celebrity cameos, and casual misogyny.
Mar 12, 2019
It's a head-scratcher trying to figure out the point of it all.
Feb 22, 2019
Can never quite muster the interest or ability to make us look past the inherent ridiculousness of its premise.
Feb 22, 2019
The film [has] absolutely no heart or humor to speak of. How many times must we witness Sandler's lovable loser routine, with his shallow characterization and flat delivery of his lines?
Jan 19, 2019
Despite a few inspired moments, and the presence of Peter Dinklage, this is your typical Sandler film that his Happy Madison production company has churned out the last 15 years or so.
Nov 19, 2018
I beg of you, please don't waste your time or money on this drivel. Instead, take the ten bucks you would have spent, get it changed into quarters and go to your local arcade and play the classic arcade games.
Nov 10, 2018
It is cinematic strychnine. Celluloid chlamydia. I shouldn't even be here, this isn't my jurisdiction: I'm a film critic, and Pixels isn't a movie - it's an active crime scene. And the crime is cultural vandalism.