There’s a crucial shortage of heart here, from the messy storytelling to the hit-or-miss humor and unattractive visuals. show more
Lacking appealing characters (or character design), this misfire will, with any luck, eventually become a forgotten footnote among the output of a production company that has, up until now, shown real promise at making films that defy the usual tropes and storytelling mechanisms in contemporary family-friendly animation. show more
The Boxtrolls is a swing-and-miss for Laika; when you move forward with revolutionary techniques while standing still in terms of your themes, stories and settings, no amount of technical trickery or animation genius can bring the boring to vivid life. show more
This picture makes you hungry for some more cheese!
Forget what the critics are saying about this movie. We highly advise you to see it. With the time and effort involved in the making of this picture, they deserve better. It is very good and well done. We are both in our 60's and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is probably one of the best animation shows we've seen in a long time. Stay until the end of the show to see just how much went into the claymation, making the characters move, and the set they are on. We never go by what the critics say â€” always word of mouth. Take our word for it. Go see the movie.
Lovingly crafted. Heartfelt. Quirky. Great characters. Good story in the told in the manner and style of a fable. Surprised at the mediocre reviews.