Release Date: September 27th, 2019

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him Everest and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Cast: Chloe Bennet, Claudia Kim, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai

Director: Jill Culton , Todd Wilderman

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation, Pearl Studio

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie, which opened last week in Seattle and opens Friday in Los Angeles, isn't so much getting a release as an escape. The movie is directed, shot, acted and outfitted with special effects -- such as that guy (Michael Deak) in the monster suit -- so as to make American International horror films of the late '50s and '60s look like sophisticated gems. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    Ryan Schifrin's first film is a pleasant surprise, an old-fashioned monster movie that relies more on genuine suspense than bare breasts and blood. show more

  • 25
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Ever wondered what the bastard stepchild of "Rear Window" and "Harry and the Hendersons" would look like? Probably not. Nevertheless, here it is in the form of a Bigfoot horror flick gone horribly awry. show more

  • 60
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s a little too treacly and childish in places, with a storyline that goes exactly where you expect. But those drawbacks are somewhat compensated for by a series of arresting set-pieces, each one taking us to a spectacular Far East location not yet visited by this kind of high-powered Hollywood cartoon. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Despite its Chinese setting and characters, the movie doesn’t feel appreciably different from so many other previous tales of lost young people who learn friendship through a pet or extra-terrestrial, and the story’s broad humour and pedestrian plotting don’t add much to this perfunctory fable. show more

  • 75
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Abominable has charms to soothe the savage child. show more

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