The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby

DreamWorks animated comedy about a seven-year-old who is suspicious of his new, suit-wearing, business call-making baby brother voiced by Alec Baldwin. Voice cast also includes Steve Buscemi and Lisa Kudrow.

2017Rating: G, Very mild themes97 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
AnimatedComedyKids & Family
Director:
Tom McGrath ('Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', 'Megamind', 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa', 'Madagascar')
Writer:
Michael McCullers
Cast:
Alec BaldwinSteve BuscemiJimmy KimmelLisa KudrowMiles BakshiTobey MaguireViviAnn YeeEric Bell Jr.

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The Boss Baby / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Caught between a not-as-clever version of Pixar’s Inside Out and a way-more-original take on Warner Bros’ Storks, The Boss Baby might be the biggest surprise of the year. By using the imagination of seven-year-old Tim, the film reinvents that age-old question every child eventually asks: where do babies come from? Turns out, it’s a corporate decision that splits new-borns into ‘family’ and ‘management’. Yes, it’s bizarre, but to a kid, it’s no less bizarre than babies sprouting from cabbage patches or arriving via bird couriers (something the film happily points out).

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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

The buoyant chemistry between Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell keeps this slight comedy afloat in the face of a thin storyline and an uneven tone. In full-on firecracker mode, the limber McCarthy is clearly enjoying herself revisiting a character she first developed in her days as an improv performer with the famed Groundlings troupe.

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Variety

Variety

"The Boss Baby" still feels standard issue and a wee bit tiresome.

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Time Out

Time Out

Its snappy, pop-culture-referencing script feels workshopped to death.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's a movie whose story is aimed at the siblings of newborns - the 8-and-under crowd, more or less. They'll follow the plot for most of the way; they just might be puzzled by their accompanying parent's reactions. "What's so funny, Dad?"

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

What is clear is that The Boss Baby is a concept that doesn't work, whether it's taken to be aimed at actual children or at the subgroup of adults who might get fleeting amusement from an allusion to Baldwin's role in Glengarry Glen Ross.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Not even a mealymouthed attempt at political satire is ultimately enough to rescue "The Boss Baby" from its pervasive sourness and paucity of imagination.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Words like "inventive" and "inspired" are very rarely applied to the parade of cookie-cutter animated features that pass through the multiplex each year, but The Boss Baby proves a refreshing exception.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

All novelty value mined from Baldwin putting blunt business-speak in the mouth of a cute little bubba is spent very quickly here indeed.

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