The Willoughbys Reviews

April 25, 2020
Though the film-makers are indebted to Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket - and pay musical homage to Mark Mothersbaugh's work on The Royal Tenenbaums - they find their own voice, when it counts.
April 24, 2020
The Willoughbys, both the movie and the family, sneak up on you in the most welcome of ways.
April 24, 2020
Though it tends to feel disjointed as a whole, "The Willoughbys" thrives when it embraces its grim plot and lets mischief reign.
April 23, 2020
There's a lot going on in The Willoughbys, yet if you can get on board with its manic energy and accelerated plotting, the Netflix animated family comedy-adventure has an oddball charm that works surprisingly well.
April 22, 2020
For all its candy-colored silliness, The Willoughbys is a surprisingly sweet story about chosen families.
April 22, 2020
It's that sort of smart charm that pulls the film forward even when it temporarily falters, keeping up the good cheer until it eventually embraces the kind of feel-good storylines it rejects early on.
April 22, 2020
Other than its appealing energy, the main strength of "The Willoughbys" is its unique visuals.
April 21, 2020
Vancouver's BRON Animation studio provides a strong, often beguiling sense of tyke-hypnotizing flair to the visuals, and the zippy, synthy score by Wes Anderson favourite Mark Mothersbaugh should keep kids bouncing up and down, in a good way.
April 21, 2020
Cruelly neglectful parents and relentless slapstick in a loud, frantic package. Meet "The Willoughbys."
April 21, 2020
And while "The Willoughbys" might not be very original, its novelty comes through in the delivery and execution, owing to a witty screenplay (by Pearn and Mark Stanleigh) that combines nimble wordplay with highly compressed, well-paced plotting.
April 21, 2020
While The Willoughbys might not boast the slick structure or beating heart of a Pixar animation, there's enough offbeat charm to make it an easily digestible watch and for any concerned parents...