UglyDolls Reviews

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 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.
May 3, 2019
For a film about weird, colorful dolls, one hopes for something wackier, funnier, edgier. But "UglyDolls" is so soft - literally, the felted textures are startlingly realistic - and tame, that it feels like watching those PBS cartoons aimed at toddlers.
May 3, 2019
UglyDolls is less a movie than an infomercial for the plush Hasbro toys.
May 3, 2019
For a movie about supposed ugliness, "UglyDolls" works overtime to be pretty.
May 2, 2019
Movies don't skew much younger than this - anyone who isn't still attached to an umbilical cord might roll their eyes at some of the story beats...
May 2, 2019
The message of the screechy new kids' movie "UglyDolls" may appear to be "Be yourself," but the real takeaway here is "Buy our merch!"
May 2, 2019
"UglyDolls" is a mind-numbing, low-rent version of "Toy Story," with saccharine songs and a plot with echoes of, no kidding, the Holocaust.
May 2, 2019
UglyDolls are already adorable. You don't have to work that hard to convince anyone.
May 1, 2019
One must give in to the fantastical elements in films of this kind, but some of the plot details in this mashup production (Toy Story + Monsters Inc. + a generic stage show) are as visibly defective as its heroes but much less huggable.
May 1, 2019
Buyer beware.
May 1, 2019
Every aspect of this computer-animated movie directed by Kelly Asbury seems equally overdetermined and tossed-off, as if it were a caffeinated weekend project for everyone involved.
May 1, 2019
Like their Troll ancestors, the UglyDolls combine an evergreen cuteness with a why-now lack of currency.
May 1, 2019
An imbecilic eyesore that could lay claim to being one of the worst movies ever made if it was worth such hyperbole.
May 1, 2019
The sincerity with which "UglyDolls" pits unblemished conformity against ungainly soul is touching - and, yes, instructive - in all the right ways.