Family films

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The Boss Baby 2: Family Business review – noisy and nonsensical sequel
The plot is pointlessly convoluted but perhaps the biggest disappointment is how humourless the movie is

Cath Clarke

21, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ron’s Gone Wrong review – boy meets bot, bot beats bullies
This story of a young loner lent confidence by an animatronic accomplice is fun if familiar

Simran Hans

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Addams Family 2 review – frightfully awful
The only scary thing about the second animated feature of Hollywood’s eternal ghouls is just how bad it is

Wendy Ide

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Addams Family 2 review – not ooky, nor kooky, just the smell of a rotting franchise
The sequel is as hopeless as the first feature-length animated Addams Family, an eyeball-achingly bright and manic kids movie

Cath Clarke

08, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Even Mice Belong in Heaven review – hand-crafted puppets bond in paradise
A mouse and fox forge an unlikely friendship in the afterlife in this beautiful-looking stop-motion fable

Simran Hans

03, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Even Mice Belong in Heaven review – stop-motion voyage to animal afterlife
While it’s unusually candid about death, this Czech kids’ animation resorts to tedious quests and life lessons in lieu of a plot

Cath Clarke

27, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Disney+ is killing the blockbuster movie with its identikit mega-hits
It may be much-loved, but the streaming service’s winning formula has insidiously changed films into formulaic franchise fare

David Alexander

15, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon review – a magical tale with a sense of adventure
Despite its frantic antics, this family animation from Peru is told from the welcome perspective of indigenous characters

Cath Clarke

29, Aug, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Around the World in 80 Days review – a charmingly goofy take on Jules Verne
Phileas Fogg and Passepartout become a frog and a monkey in a modest French-Belgian animation that’s hard to hate on

Leslie Felperin

19, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Extinct review – doughnut-shaped critters are an evolutionary dead end
It’s hard to imagine who will enjoy this convoluted animated tale of furry creatures called ‘flummels’

Steve Rose

16, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Puppet pups: is PAW Patrol authoritarian propaganda in disguise?
As a new film of the kids’ cartoon hits cinemas, the puppies’ popularity has made it a fascinating case study for the cultural politics of a generation

Caspar Salmon

11, Aug, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Mission: Galaxy review – kids’ eco space odyssey wants to save the world
While its goals are noble, uninspiring animation fails to ignite this sci-fi quest

Phuong Le

07, Aug, 2021 @8:26 AM

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