The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

Stop-motion animated family adventure from Laika Entertainment (Paranorman, Coraline) about Eggs, a young orphan boy raised under the streets by a group of cave-dwelling, trash-collecting creatures known as the Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls are targeted by an evil exterminator named Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), but he'll have to get past Eggs first. Based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters and featuring the voices of Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toni Collette and Richard Ayoade.

2014Rating: PG, Mild themes and violence97 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasyKids
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Squanders Laika's considerable artistic talent on an unappealing concept and screenplay.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Breathlessly paced and surreally funny, The Boxtrolls fizzes with visual invention and wild slapstick.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Set it against the shiny blandishments that have passed for family fun this season, and it starts to look vaguely radical.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Stubbornly unappealing...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There’s slapstick and silliness to entertain small children and nefarious plots for the adult audience to untangle...

4.0
0

Ok, I agree with the theme: nothing or no one can define you but yourself. The film might promote some LGBT content but first it needs to establish an intriguing and meaningful plot. I really don't see it.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Squanders Laika's considerable artistic talent on an unappealing concept and screenplay.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Breathlessly paced and surreally funny, The Boxtrolls fizzes with visual invention and wild slapstick.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Set it against the shiny blandishments that have passed for family fun this season, and it starts to look vaguely radical.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Stubbornly unappealing...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There’s slapstick and silliness to entertain small children and nefarious plots for the adult audience to untangle...

4.0
0

Ok, I agree with the theme: nothing or no one can define you but yourself. The film might promote some LGBT content but first it needs to establish an intriguing and meaningful plot. I really don't see it.

3.0
0