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The Boss Baby Reviews

April 3, 2017
Its snappy, pop-culture-referencing script feels workshopped to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2017
It's not easy to make an entire movie around a two-word premise, and "Boss Baby" shows why.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 30, 2017
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
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
It's a movie whose story is aimed at the siblings of newborns - the 8-and-under crowd, more or less. They'll follow the plot for most of the way; they just might be puzzled by their accompanying parent's reactions. "What's so funny, Dad?"
March 30, 2017
With its snappy pace and bright animation, this movie will appeal both to parents who always suspect that the baby is the boss and to their children, who know that this is a fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2017
An unsettling talking-infant farce that doubles as an unsettling Pop Capitalist saga for the age of the corporate citizen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 30, 2017
While DreamWorks Animation's latest movie starts well and ends sweetly, the loud, frenetic middle seems like an awfully good time to squeeze in a nap.
March 30, 2017
The filmmakers have decided to go for an old-school look in the animation here, an excellent decision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2017
Inventive and heartwarming, "The Boss Baby" is a lot more grown up than it looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2017
Nothing can lure a child to the movie theater quite like the promise of popcorn -- and talking babies. Boss Baby, adapted from the book of the same name, will make them want to stay.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 30, 2017
The voice of Baldwin as an infantile CEO is the selling point here, but a few good lines aren't enough to recommend this chopped-and-strained comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2017
Director Tom McGrath and team deliver some keen observations on growing-family dynamics and a number of laughs, but they run out of story a while before putting this one to bed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2017
Not even a mealymouthed attempt at political satire is ultimately enough to rescue "The Boss Baby" from its pervasive sourness and paucity of imagination.
March 30, 2017
For viewers of all ages who can overlook an over-the-top plot for a few good laughs, "The Boss Baby" is sure to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2017
In the end, the only statement being made is that this is an adequate family film. Oh, and love conquers all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 30, 2017
Basically, this movie is exceedingly clever until it isn't, finding creative ways to explain outrageous plot points until it gets tired and starts bombarding its young target audience with chase sequences instead.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 29, 2017
There are distracting side plots - and side plots to the side plots - that sabotage much of what's enjoyable about the movie. In infant care terms, this is a colicky film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2017
Kids will enjoy it, and adults will, too. I laughed knowingly with the other cineastes at the "Glengarry Glen Ross" reference. But they are not likely to love it like the trailblazing originals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2017
This is harmless filler, the kind designed for long car rides and cross-country flights. It's a cinematic pacifier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2017
Crushes all the whimsy out of Frazee's story with an avalanche of crudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 28, 2017
The Boss Baby often tries too hard and succeeds too little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2017
The Boss Baby is barely a moderate success as a kid's flick. Perhaps it will come as good news to studio and audience alike that it works much better as an existential horror movie.
March 12, 2017
Words like "inventive" and "inspired" are very rarely applied to the parade of cookie-cutter animated features that pass through the multiplex each year, but The Boss Baby proves a refreshing exception.
March 12, 2017
"The Boss Baby" still feels standard issue and a wee bit tiresome.
March 12, 2017
Winds up feeling like an amalgam of too many other cartoons you've seen in the last decade. That's a pity because, at its best, The Boss Baby has sly wit and a fun visual style.
March 12, 2017
The Boss Baby might pacify kids, but this dirty diaper of a movie is further proof that Hollywood animation is in need of a change.
Full Review | Original Score: C-