The Emoji Movie Reviews

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September 13, 2017
If I'm not dreaming, I've just seen one of the boldest mainstream American movies in ages.
August 4, 2017
The Emoji Movie is not just a critical flop, but also a metaphor for a Hollywood that is struggling to find the line between branding that audiences love and branding that audiences resent.
August 4, 2017
This is just a boilerplate animation, zestless, pointless.
August 4, 2017
Not only does this film hate its very subject matter, it's also the most hideous example of product placement in cinematic history.
July 31, 2017
It would be hard to forgive The Emoji Movie its "meh" plotline and the fact that it is literally one giant ad for apps, but its most unforgivable sin is that it perpetuates the notion that emojis are childish.
July 31, 2017
Please, never again.
July 30, 2017
At its best, this seems like a second-rate version of Pixar's Inside Out. At its worst, it's a cash-grab based on a cynical high-level concept.
July 28, 2017
The film is boldly bad, yes, but also boldly boring.
July 28, 2017
There's a justifiable self-loathing running through The Emoji Movie, a fragile attempt to (sigh) deconstruct the meaning of Emojis while also (sigh) demonstrating the profound possibility that Emojis are the language of the future.
July 28, 2017
Disregard that PG rating and keep your children far away from director Tony Leondis' vile animated faux-comedy. Beneath its trippy surface lurks an insidious philosophy hazardous to impressionable minds.
July 28, 2017
A demonstration of artistic abdication at its most venal, but will the kids like it?
July 28, 2017
A viewer leaves The Emoji Movie a colder person, not only angry at the film for being unconscionably bad, but resentful of it for making them feel angry.
July 27, 2017
Hear that? It's the end of the world.
July 27, 2017
There could be far worse ways to spend 86 minutes. But maybe, just maybe, it'd be the better choice to spend those 86 minutes outside, or reading a book, or talking face-to-face with another human being. Because The Emoji Movie could not be more meh.
July 27, 2017
This movie's "believe in yourself" message is borne out, in a perverse way, by the very fact that it even exists. And yet the whole thing remains nakedly idiotic.
July 27, 2017
The good news is The Emoji Movie, co-written and directed by Tony Leondis, is not evil. The bad news is it's just mediocre, or in emoji parlance, simply "meh."
July 27, 2017
The Emoji Movie shows how low Hollywood will sink for easy 💰.
July 27, 2017
As far as expanding on smartphone-related IP, this is an even weaker starting point than Sony Animation's recent The Angry Birds Movie.
July 27, 2017
If only this smartphone-centric dud, so happy to hawk real-world apps to its audience, could have done the same in its release strategy - coming out via Snapchat, where it would vanish shortly after arrival. But even that wouldn't be fast enough.
July 27, 2017
There have been worse ideas, but in this case the execution isn't good enough to bring the notion of an emoji movie to funky, surprising life.
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