• The Boss Baby (2017)

The Boss Baby

Release Date: March 31st, 2017

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2017

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Tobey Maguire, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi, ViviAnn Yee, Eric Bell Jr.

Director: Tom McGrath

Genres: Comedy , Adventure , Children , Animated

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Brother, Cheeky, Mystery, Amusing, Quest, Rivalry, House, Revenge, 2010s, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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. show more

  • 40
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    McGrath and screenwriter Michael McCullers are too preoccupied piling on chase and action scenes to exploit their title’s potential to its fullest. show more

  • 50
    John HazeltonScreen International

    Hyperactive, oddly premised and never quite as endearing as it should be, The Boss Baby is an animated family comedy that seems to have all the right elements but just doesn’t deliver. show more

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