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DreamWorks’ animated family sci-fi about the Boov, a group of passive aliens who follow their self-indulgent leader (voiced by Steve Martin) to planet Earth in the hope of finding refuge. Directed by DreamWorks veteran Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Antz) and featuring the voices of Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons.

2014Rating: PG94 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
AnimatedKids & Family
Director:
Tim Johnson ('Over the Hedge', 'Antz', 'Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas')
Writer:
Tom J. AstleMatt Ember
Cast:
Steve MartinRihannaJim ParsonsJennifer LopezMatt Jones
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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

The short animated film Almost Home was used as a sort-of prequel trailer for this DreamWorks Animated feature. With Steve Martin voicing the leader/dictator/head jerk of a race of dumpy purple aliens called The Boov, the short was pretty darn funny with snappy, slapstick humour that could have come straight from the Looney Tunes vault.

2.0

Nice Family Film

Another nice film for the family. A little bit of humour, a little bit of cuteness etc. the regular concoction for a dreamworks animation that mixes well every time. Fours stars in its genre. If you want a light hearted family film, then this is for you.

4.0

Too Sheldon...

I can't help but thinking about the big bang theory...

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Unimaginative and downright predictable by grownup standards, but bursting with elements sure to appeal to younger auds.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Original and fresh, with an easy to understand narrative that finds its endearing protagonist Oh on a journey that takes him from zero to hero.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Inoffensive but flavourless, and crammed with familiar elements from better movies like Lilo and Stitch, Toy Story and Despicable Me.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This underdeveloped offering barely lifts itself off the drawing board.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining odd-couple comedy on very traditional lines...

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The story has a pleasant warmth to it - together with a vague message about individuality and tolerance - and Parsons does a terrific job bringing the charmingly open-hearted Oh to life.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The Boov are merely Minions of a different hue.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Mostly harmless.

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

The short animated film Almost Home was used as a sort-of prequel trailer for this DreamWorks Animated feature. With Steve Martin voicing the leader/dictator/head jerk of a race of dumpy purple aliens called The Boov, the short was pretty darn funny with snappy, slapstick humour that could have come straight from the Looney Tunes vault.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Unimaginative and downright predictable by grownup standards, but bursting with elements sure to appeal to younger auds.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Original and fresh, with an easy to understand narrative that finds its endearing protagonist Oh on a journey that takes him from zero to hero.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Inoffensive but flavourless, and crammed with familiar elements from better movies like Lilo and Stitch, Toy Story and Despicable Me.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This underdeveloped offering barely lifts itself off the drawing board.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining odd-couple comedy on very traditional lines...

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The story has a pleasant warmth to it - together with a vague message about individuality and tolerance - and Parsons does a terrific job bringing the charmingly open-hearted Oh to life.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The Boov are merely Minions of a different hue.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Mostly harmless.

Nice Family Film

Another nice film for the family. A little bit of humour, a little bit of cuteness etc. the regular concoction for a dreamworks animation that mixes well every time. Fours stars in its genre. If you want a light hearted family film, then this is for you.

4.0

Too Sheldon...

I can't help but thinking about the big bang theory...

2.0