Abominable

Abominable

Abominable

When a group of pals encounter a young Yeti, they set out on a 3000-mile trek from Shanghai to the Himalayas to reunite him with his family. From DreamWorks Animation.

2019Rating: G, Some scenes may scare very young children97 minsUSA, ChinaDreamWorks Animation
AnimatedKids & Family

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Abominable / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

For all its predictable elements, Abominable is still well worth the trip.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Though it’s not wildly original in either plot or style, it hasn’t been blueprinted within an inch of its life, either.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The second half's series of hollow visual spectacles foreground the film as a corporate product.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

For a film that often seems to be working off a checklist, it ends up being a memorable time at the movies.

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New York Post

New York Post

Although the movie's conclusion may be foregone, it's still enjoyable getting there.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Familiar kids’ movie fare... but its reverent attitude toward nature and wonder is a welcome addition to the cartoon canon.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Abominable is sweet and simple enough, but its emotionality always feels thin and, like much of the film, paint by numbers.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Not only is Abominable as amusing as the competition, it boasts a lyricism and sweetness uniquely, sublimely its own.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

(Abominable) feels a little like the same old animated song-and-dance...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

So distinctive pictorially, and so manifestly good-hearted, that it's easy to forgive if not quite forget the ragged quality of its storyline.

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CNN

CNN

Abominable is pleasant enough - diverting for kids and not painful for adults.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The story may be standard, but the film is a visual delight.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

(A) slightly homogenous but sweet-natured kids' adventure.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

The dialogue is flat, the slapstick flabby.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Every beat, character and narrative component feels as if it has been algorithmically tested for commercial safety by a computer programme.

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The Times

The Times

The Miyazaki-style magic and gentle subversion of Jill Culton's film stops it from feeling like an extended tourist promo.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Viewers under the age of 10 will have few quibbles with this perpetually pleasant animated adventure...

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Time Out

Time Out

There's comfort to be had in executing on such a durable formula, and - life lessons accompanied by Coldplay's treacly "Fix You" aside - Abominable usually resembles the swift adventure it wants to be.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An exceptionally watchable and amiable animated tale...

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Stuff

Stuff

Perhaps suffering slightly from being the third sasquatch/abominable snowman animated movie released in the last 12 months (following both Smallfoot and Missing Link), Abominable also doesn't stay too far from Dreamworks' successful How to Train Your Dragon template. The girl and her yeti relationship is rather heartwarming and delightful, while also offering plenty of comedic moments.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Jill Culton, who conceived the story and co-directed the film, was trained at Pixar and her work displays the Pixar trademark, a seamless blending of farce, wit, melancholy and the kind of reflectiveness that traverses the generational divide.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Abominable lacks the personality to distinguish it from superior animated films that cover most of the same ground.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Impresses in its scale and colorful flights of fancy, as well as in its awesome eagerness to please.

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Variety

Variety

In the film's most moving scene, Yi plays a solo so powerful it summons rain, flowers, and the Coldplay hit "Fix You." For an aspiring blockbuster, that culture clash is the cash-grab holy trinity.

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