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Pixels Reviews

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)
May 24, 2016
The movie defines "safe", covering all the family-friendly bases with the sincerity of a Las Vegas casino lounge act.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald
May 3, 2016
Not as bad as advance word - the words being "Adam Sandler movie" - would suggest. Still ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
J. Olson
April 16, 2016
Bad movie "Pixels" is just the latest pock mark on Adam Sandler's still downtrending career, only noteworthy in its unprecedented slothfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 6, 2016
The idea and the potential is there, however, with Hollywood's favourite man-child there to show us the way - yes, we're looking at you Mr. Sandler - you can't help but feel that this could have been something great, had it landed in someone else's lap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Mottram
South China Morning Post
April 6, 2016
Pixels feels like a wasted opportunity. Kids today won't care, while big kids will just despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
March 7, 2016
It's a neat idea for a parody disaster film but it's wholly lost in this melange of underwritten characters and awful dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
February 25, 2016
There are one or two funny jokes in here but they mostly serve to remind us (as does a brief cameo from Dan Akroyd) that there are funnier films we could be watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 2, 2016
There's literally not one thing about the plot, characters, tone, morality, or basic comprehensibility about the scenario in this form that works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
January 2, 2016
There is the occasional laugh-out-loud gag, the action is well done and there's certain nostalgia to watching Pac-Man tear up New York. But playing Space Invaders offers more surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Blaustein
ABC News Radio
December 30, 2015
Adam Sandler doesn't care what you think. If he did, Pixels would be a meaningful comedy filled with hilarious observations about the world in which we live.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Dent
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
December 21, 2015
If you're old enough to remember the likes of Frogger and Q-Bert, you're probably too old for the film's generally puerile humour.
Violet LeVoit
December 3, 2015
There was room to surround the undeniably beautiful video-game scenes with moments of nostalgic wit, but Pixels is, unfortunately, mostly a long, dreary slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Molly Laich
Missoula Independent
November 18, 2015
Pixels creates a world where the citizens willingly elected Paul Blart, Mall Cop as president, and yet I'm expected to root for these people in their fight against the aliens.
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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News
November 10, 2015
There are scenes in the surreally lazy, occasionally funny Pixels in which Sandler's face slips into the exact same weary, disgruntled expression he wears in Funny People.
Alex Leadbeater
What Culture
November 6, 2015
A film about video games for people who hate video games.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 5, 2015
Poisoned by a noxious sexism that even Pac-Man -- not to mention Ms. Pac Man -- would find hard to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
September 20, 2015
Coming up short in terms of both humour and story, Pixels runs out of lives well before the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Alex Doenau
September 16, 2015
Pixels calms down and doesn't contain a lot of internal logic, but with Monaghan and Dinklage to do the heavy lifting, it manages to stay afloat.
September 16, 2015
Overlong, overcooked, overextended and over-everythinged but never amusing.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
September 16, 2015
Pixels' predecessors, such as Ghostbusters, had an irreverent disrespect for authority and a deadpan outlook, but few of the many elements here are developed beyond the rudimentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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