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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as Francis Francis
as Wizzie/Elvis Impersonator
as Big Boss Baby
as Story Bear
as Crying Boy/Little Boy/Boy
as Tim's Daughter/Girl/Little Girl
as TV Chef
as Airport Security Guard
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as Elvis Impersonators
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Critic Reviews for The Boss Baby
Its snappy, pop-culture-referencing script feels workshopped to death.
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.
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.
It's not easy to make an entire movie around a two-word premise, and "Boss Baby" shows why.
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.
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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.
DreamWorks has always favored frivolous humor over meaningful insight. They aren't Pixar. This isn't necessarily always a bad thing as they have had some solid hits in the recent years. Kung Fu Panda remains my favorite of the series from the studio. With The Boss Baby, their signature humor remains intact. I laughed quite often in the early stages of the film. Alec Baldwin is hilarious voicing the baby at the center, however, while I admire DreamWorks for getting ambitious with the concept of the film, it is almost so high-concept, that the core audience will be completely lost and the adults will shrug at how convoluted the many twists in the plot are. Still, The Boss Baby is frequently bouncy and frenetic and will entertain the kiddies, even if they don't get all the plot points. In the end, however, the need of the directors to pile on a thickly saccharine ending that keeps rolling on, makes the film end rather disingenuously. Rating: 60
DreamWorks Animation continues to prove that even if they keep on trying, their animated movies will never reach the pinnacle of Pixar's throne. I think DreamWorks Animation here focuses on too much comedy rather than story. It's why films like this Boss Baby fails to surprise the average moviegoer who focuses on story. Not even the comedy here is worth laughing at. Take a chuckle or two if you must but just remember this; DreamWorks Animation, even if Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon prove to be king-tier for the studio's film history, will never ever be as surprising as Pixar. End of story.
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