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Sing Reviews

January 27, 2017
A modest family feature that offers more than empty flash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2017
It's good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2017
Perfectly likable stuff of the sort that's harder to create than critics realise. But nothing all that memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2016
Everyone has a lesson to learn or an obstacle to overcome, but Jennings keeps the tone high-spirited rather than snarky or preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 23, 2016
After conquering the box office with yellow minions and pets with secret lives, Illumination Entertainment returns with its sweetest and most charming project yet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 22, 2016
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
The movie doesn't come close to the humor and heart of [Illumination's] summer hit, The Secret Life of Pets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 22, 2016
Kids will like the animals and the mayhem and won't mind the predictable plot. Adults should appreciate the entertaining musical pairings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2016
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
It jumps around from song to song, and from plot point to plot point, unable to trust in the attention spans of modern children, or even just modern human beings.
December 21, 2016
The songs are rudimentary, the animation doesn't sparkle, the story doesn't inspire.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 21, 2016
The animation itself might not be the most inventive out there (this isn't Pixar), but where Sing soars is in its one-by-one attention to its ensemble of beasts and its obvious passion for music
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2016
A genuine crowd-pleaser, with sparkling characters, feel-good tunes and a big-hearted spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 21, 2016
If only real life could so easily be realigned, by a singing pig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 20, 2016
It's hard to beat a good singing contest. And anchoring it all is McConaughey's pleasing drawl. His koala is a nice balance, neither too sweet nor too nasty, neither too corny nor too cynical.
December 20, 2016
Entertainment whose pace and sound, while dizzyingly brisk at points, still accommodates characters and a setting that are terrifically rich ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2016
The rousing and touching moments line up in orderly fashion, like planes on the runway during the holiday rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 20, 2016
"Sing" is like a medley of pop hits. You get a bunch of quick samples but long for the full song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 20, 2016
The aggregate effect is like aesthetic insulin shock, albeit from an artificial sweetener.
December 20, 2016
Most of Sing's creative energy was invested in the musical numbers and, fortunately, that's where it shines. But the film really can't go toe-to-toe with heavyweights Zootopia, Moana, Dory or even the little-seen but superior Kubo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2016
It's not terrible - truly, there are too many good people involved here for that to be the case. It's just not what it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2016
Who doesn't love a flamboyant, spandex-wearing swine with a Swedish accent who adores Lady Gaga? And there's a black sheep who is literally a black sheep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2016
In a year full of talking-animal hits, Sing isn't quite as strong a number. It's a tale that might not be particularly thought-provoking but sure is toe-tapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 19, 2016
Its makers know all too well how to fully exploit the power of a catchy pop song.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2016
I ceased smiling like a big dummy only during the two points in the film which had been engineered to make me cry, at which point, voilą, tears.
December 19, 2016
an old-school backstage musical that celebrates the magic of putting on a show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2016
In a way, Sing deserves credit for bravely rejecting cuteness as a dominant animation aesthetic-though it's not clear that the movie knows it's doing this.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 16, 2016
This movie doesn't just sing the standards, it lowers them.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
December 13, 2016
Garth Jennings ("Son of Rambow") gives the humor in this comedy a very different sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2016
It starts out fun and then sneaks up on you for a final stretch that is both rousing and genuinely emotional.
September 11, 2016
A veritable farmyard of fun.
September 11, 2016
For Illumination Entertainment, "Sing" is a game-changer, underscoring why company founder Chris Meledandri is the hottest name in animation today.