UglyDolls Reviews

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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.
June 5, 2019
Offers cute music and positive messages but through a discounted narrative.
June 1, 2019
Points for honesty: most feature-length toy commercials aren't so brazen as to actually make "buy toys" the explicit driving force of the narrative.
May 22, 2019
This is essentially a 90-minute toy commercial, and I'm so mad.
May 22, 2019
You just don't have to do this. It's weird, anyway.
May 20, 2019
UglyDolls works in its naïve logic and lack of pretensions. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 20, 2019
A film that undoubtably honors its name. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 20, 2019
How ironic that a film intended to celebrate our differences is so bland and poorly animated that it, too, becomes a forgettable face in the crowd.
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