UglyDolls Reviews

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January 18, 2020
Obviously, a children's film has to be on the nose, but the film's unwillingness to explore its own message in depth is disappointing.
October 10, 2019
Even undemanding kids in need of distraction might find it hard not to get restless during this word-heavy, woke animation.
October 5, 2019
With the school holidays on, this movie is a colourful and entertaining 90 minutes for kids under 10. The songs are easy on the ear and there are a couple of good jokes for the adult minders.
October 1, 2019
Sadly, the Ugly Dolls animated feature is anything but plush, a combination of dog-eared, deja-vu moments and care-worn plotting that will leave even the most upbeat young moviegoer a little disappointed.
September 30, 2019
[A] word-heavy, woke animation...The messaging comes with sledgehammer subtlety, the visuals offer a world of candy-coloured dullness and, despite a stellar voice cast veteran animator and director Kelly Asbury just can't bring the affair to life.
September 27, 2019
A 90-minute commercial for toys disguised as an entertainment.
September 25, 2019
It's all pretty derivative but also pretty wacky, and there's meaning, if you look for it, on a whole lot of levels, from Freudian imagery and hints of religious allegory to the satire of reality TV.
August 19, 2019
Not so much a movie as a contemplative space wherein the viewer ... explores the shifting dynamic between the eponymous plush toys and the hegemony of play.
August 19, 2019
Thankfully, the voice cast is packed with popstars who are great at pouring sparky attitude into their performances.
August 16, 2019
Positive messaging about celebrating our unique imperfections and seeking your own truth has never felt more urgent to children in the age of Instagram. Pity, then, that this toothless and derivative marketing exercise doesn't practise what it preaches.
August 16, 2019
Certain scenes may scare more sensitive children but, on the whole, UglyDolls is cutely done, and it earns extra plaudits for being an animation for younger kids that attempts to address age-relevant issues of individuality.
August 16, 2019
The songs are horrifically soppy.
August 16, 2019
While the design is visually striking there's nothing beyond the paper-thin, by-the-numbers nature of UglyDolls.
August 15, 2019
This paean to body positivity and living your own truth is more than welcome, but you just wish UglyDolls' message could be more charmingly argued, adroitly assembled and just plain funny.
August 2, 2019
UglyDolls' worst feature is that it's rather bland. For a movie about embracing one's differences, it does seem to be pretty much identical to the many other 'summer holiday kids movies' out there.
July 3, 2019
There's a frustratingly passive nature to UglyDolls that prevents it from being the more meaningful film it could have been.
July 3, 2019
There is so much vocal talent in UglyDolls that it has a solid foundation. Kelly Clarkson's bubbly personality is perfect for Moxy who is perpetually optimistic.
June 25, 2019
Ironically, the film's biggest flaw is a lack of unique imperfections to make it special.
June 21, 2019
UglyDolls strives too hard to be cute, and the result can sometimes be a strain to watch.
June 14, 2019
The soundtrack is forgettable, but the story will stay with you for its simplicity and relatability.
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