UglyDolls Reviews

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June 28, 2020
While it's cute and colorful, the best it can hope for is to appeal to the very youngest members of your family. Yet, as they grow and look back on it, they'll see what you will now: Lightweight animation with a muddled message.
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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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