The Emoji Movie

86 mins
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T.J. Miller, James Corden and Ilana Glazer play emojis on a mission to save the hidden world within our phones... More

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The Emoji Movie | Ratings & Reviews

"Dumb puns, uninspired 3D animation and a script that may well have actually been written in emojis, The Emoji Movie is a tale of emotional icons that certainly got me [angry red face emoji] at this [turd emoji]. T.J. Miller stars as Gene, a multi-expressional emoji living in Textopolis - a digital city in a teenager’s phone. Wanting to be a “meh” emoji like his parents (no, I’m serious), Gene sets out on an adventure so tedious I was convinced he’d achieved his goal of being “meh” long before he took his first misstep."

Flicks, Adam FrescoFlicks

"The Emoji Movie is Inside Out crossed with a Sony commercial and dunked in toxic ooze..."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"There have been worse ideas, but in this case the execution isn't good enough to bring the notion of an emoji movie to funky, surprising life."


"Disregard that PG rating and keep your children far away from director Tony Leondis' vile animated faux-comedy. Beneath its trippy surface lurks an insidious philosophy hazardous to impressionable minds."

Time OutTime Out

"This movie's "believe in yourself" message is borne out, in a perverse way, by the very fact that it even exists. And yet the whole thing remains nakedly idiotic."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A viewer leaves The Emoji Movie a colder person, not only angry at the film for being unconscionably bad, but resentful of it for making them feel angry."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Shows that even in the heart of the system, self-expression can occur through the unlikeliest of means."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"There could be far worse ways to spend 86 minutes. But maybe, just maybe, it'd be the better choice to spend those 86 minutes outside, or reading a book, or talking face-to-face with another human being. Because The Emoji Movie could not be more meh."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"If only this smartphone-centric dud, so happy to hawk real-world apps to its audience, could have done the same in its release strategy - coming out via Snapchat, where it would vanish shortly after arrival. But even that wouldn't be fast enough."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

The Emoji Movie | Details

G, Some scenes may scare very young children
Comedy, Kids & Family
Country of origin