Pixels

Pixels

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Pixels

When 1980s-era arcade game characters attack the United States, the country's military call up the finest video gamers - Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Josh Gad - to repel the threat. Directed by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone's Chris Columbus, and based on French director Patrick Jean's short film.

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references105 minsUSA
ComedyScience FictionBlockbuster
Director:
Chris Columbus ('Mrs. Doubtfire', 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets')
Writer:
Timothy DowlingTim HerlihyAdam Sandler
Cast:
Peter DinklageAdam SandlerJosh GadMichelle MonaghanKevin James
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

There’s no joy left in [Adam Sandler's] shtick.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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Desperately caters to Gen-X junk nostalgia without bothering to think that maybe those Reagan-era kids have grown up a bit.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Feels a little bit second-hand and slightly grimy.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Some movies are so interminable that it seems they might never end, while others are assembled with such indifference that you are essentially left waiting for them to start. "Pixels" somehow manages both.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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This one-note comedy runs out of gas within an hour and should have been trimmed to a neat 90 minutes.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

There is an actual story backbone, told efficiently, with regular laughs, committed performances and a believable throughline on friendship, love and other well-worn themes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There's a certain thrill to seeing humans face off against Frogger. If only as much care had been put into the living characters as the pixelated ones.

2.0
0

Ah, the 80's I love it! The music, the shoulder pads, the crazy hair, the money... I was so looking forward to this movie when I heard about it. And even the trailer looked great. Yeah, that's where it ended for me, at the trailer. I like a good laugh and who better to do it with than Adam Sandler. I don't know, but I felt like Adam Sandler has hit the...

2.0
0

This movie did entertain and had some funny moments. It would be enjoyed by older children and adults of a certain generation.

3.0
0

My son loved it. Much better than expected. Quite an enjoyable ride, totally silly but that is the point. Adam Sandler is more likeable in this. Good cast who gel well. Nice reminders of late seventies and early eighties arcade visits. No need to take your brain with you just enjoy the fun.

3.0
0

Sandler successfully finished another dumb flick I wouldn’t even recommend it for your dog. Avoid at all cost!

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

There’s no joy left in [Adam Sandler's] shtick.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Desperately caters to Gen-X junk nostalgia without bothering to think that maybe those Reagan-era kids have grown up a bit.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Feels a little bit second-hand and slightly grimy.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Some movies are so interminable that it seems they might never end, while others are assembled with such indifference that you are essentially left waiting for them to start. "Pixels" somehow manages both.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This one-note comedy runs out of gas within an hour and should have been trimmed to a neat 90 minutes.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

There is an actual story backbone, told efficiently, with regular laughs, committed performances and a believable throughline on friendship, love and other well-worn themes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There's a certain thrill to seeing humans face off against Frogger. If only as much care had been put into the living characters as the pixelated ones.

2.0
0

Ah, the 80's I love it! The music, the shoulder pads, the crazy hair, the money... I was so looking forward to this movie when I heard about it. And even the trailer looked great. Yeah, that's where it ended for me, at the trailer. I like a good laugh and who better to do it with than Adam Sandler. I don't know, but I felt like Adam Sandler has hit the...

2.0
0

This movie did entertain and had some funny moments. It would be enjoyed by older children and adults of a certain generation.

3.0
0

My son loved it. Much better than expected. Quite an enjoyable ride, totally silly but that is the point. Adam Sandler is more likeable in this. Good cast who gel well. Nice reminders of late seventies and early eighties arcade visits. No need to take your brain with you just enjoy the fun.

3.0
0

Sandler successfully finished another dumb flick I wouldn’t even recommend it for your dog. Avoid at all cost!

1.0
0