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Sing (2016)



Critic Consensus: Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted -- albeit familiar -- storyline that lives up to its title.

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A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.

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Jennifer Hudson
as Young Nana
Garth Jennings
as Miss Crawly
Nick Kroll
as Gunter
Jay Pharoah
as Meena's Grandfather
Leslie Jones
as Meena's Mother
Laraine Newman
as Meena's Grandmother
Bill Farmer
as News Reporter Dog
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Critic Reviews for Sing

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After conquering the box office with yellow minions and pets with secret lives, Illumination Entertainment returns with its sweetest and most charming project yet.

December 23, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The concept of the movie is so baffling that it seems to have been cobbled together, madlibs-style, from pieces of other projects.

December 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The movie doesn't come close to the humor and heart of [Illumination's] summer hit, The Secret Life of Pets.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Kids will like the animals and the mayhem and won't mind the predictable plot. Adults should appreciate the entertaining musical pairings.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sing doesn't have the grit or the grace notes of Zootopia.. No potent metaphors here about predators and victims - the film slides by simply by shaking its sillies out. You could do worse.

December 21, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The plot may be shopworn, with not much aimed at adults, but the film's message that collaboration can reap greater rewards than competition is appropriate for all ages.

December 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sing

Not my kind of movie but the kids seemed to enjoy it even if it does drag and is so predictable, The lack of laughs really hurt this movie from being better, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D, The voice cast was great especially Seth Macfarlane who was as he always is great and the ending was pretty fun but it's soon very forgetful and it's more of a film for young girls than anyone else.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Super Reviewer


"Sing, sing a song / Sing out loud / Sing out strong..." sang Karen Carpenter in a 1973 hit song penned by Joe Raposo. Oddly enough, that similarly titled ditty is NOT included in Sing. This jukebox musical contains over 85 tunes ranging from 1940s standards by Frank Sinatra to current pop singles. These are heard throughout both in the background of scenes or sung in competition by the contestants. The compositions work and many actually feel as though they were written for the drama. Katy Perry's "Firework" as sung by Rosita (Witherspoon), and Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" sung by Johnny (Egerton) as his climatic number at the end, are galvanizing pop hits that pluck your heartstrings. Johnny's incarcerated father discovers his son's vocal talent from the TV in his jail cell. I can't explain why I got choked up, but I did gosh-darn it! There's a lot here that feels familiar. I mean did we really need yet another version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"? Please retire that ballad immediately. Nevertheless, I freely admit that it's beautifully sung here by Tori Kelly. 2016 has been a stellar year for animated films. The bar has been raised incredibly high. Sing doesn't reach the heights of the year's very best (Zootopia), but I still left the cinema with a smile.

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

Inoffensive little charmer that fails to fully engage sympathy but is not terrible either. I was impressed with how the usual racial undertones given these animation ventures were entirely avoided, providing an even staging.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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