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The Boss Baby (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Boss Baby's talented cast, glimmers of wit, and flashes of visual inventiveness can't make up for a thin premise and a disappointing willingness to settle for doody jokes.

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DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

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Alec Baldwin
as Boss Baby
Steve Buscemi
as Francis Francis
James McGrath
as Wizzie/Elvis Impersonator
Eric Bell Jr.
as Triplets
Edie Mirman
as Big Boss Baby
James Ryan
as Story Bear
Walt Dohrn
as Photographer
Jules Winter
as Crying Boy/Little Boy/Boy
Nina Zoe Bakshi
as Tim's Daughter/Girl/Little Girl
Tom McGrath
as TV Chef
Brian Hopkins
as Airport Security Guard
Glenn Harmon
as Airport Announcer
Joseph Izzo
as Elvis Impersonators
Chris Miller
as Captain Ross
Andrea Montana Knoll
as Flight Attendant
Christopher Miller
as Captain Ross
Chloe Albrecht
as Hazmat Baby
Tobey Maguire
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for The Boss Baby

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (29)

Its snappy, pop-culture-referencing script feels workshopped to death.

April 3, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I could have done without the kewpie-doll faces and oversized eyes, but for the most part and where it counts, The Boss Baby gets its kids just right.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's the rare cartoon that actually feels like a cartoon, propelled by its goofiness and sheer energy and rarely bogged down by boring, polemical lesson-learning.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's not easy to make an entire movie around a two-word premise, and "Boss Baby" shows why.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The plot is so senseless it could have been written up by bleary, sleep-deprived parents. It's all just a pretext for a pitiful one-joke movie.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

The animation and sound effects are so superbly rendered -- the fantasy sequences have an entirely different and nifty flavor -- that a drop of drool or a puff of baby powder seems to have real texture and feeling.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Boss Baby

Maybe not as good or bad as I thought, It didn't have many laughs but the bits that were funny were very funny but they are few and far between, I enjoyed the voice cast but watching this with my kids I noticed they couldn't understand most of the plot as it's abit too complicated for them at times, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, Maybe some critics were abit too harsh as it's for kids just as shame they didn't remember that before reviewing it.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

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Would you hate me if I said I wasn't a Alec Baldwin fan? And yet there it is: he gets nothing from me. But still he manages to warm my cold heart in this imaginative effort all about sibling rivalry. Maybe its the animation, or maybe it's the story's perspective from the eye of the children, I dunno. Fun stuff nonetheless.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Alec Baldwin lends his voice to make this children's film highly amusing. But it Is a children's film, it's simple and sweet for a Sunday movie.

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