Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

DreamWorks Animation (The Croods) and the director of The Lion King give the history-hopping pair, who first appeared in the 1960s Rocky and Bullwinkle animated series, their own feature. Peabody (voiced by Modern Family’s Ty Burrell) takes his adopted son Sherman back through the pages of history to undo calamitous changes made when the boy and his classmate Penny tampered with the WABAC machine. Features the voices of Leslie Mann, Stephen Colbert, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci as Leonardo da Vinci, and Mel Brooks as Sigmund Freud.

2014Rating: PG97 minsUSA
AnimatedKids & Family

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

If right wing conservative Christians blasted Disney’s Frozen for trying to indoctrinate children into being gay, they’re really not going to like Mr. Peabody and Sherman for its themes that parallel the ridicule gay parents receive. For a film based on a five-minute 1960s cartoon, the issues faced by Mr. Peabody - an ingenious dog who excels at everything - and his adopted human son Sherman feel surprisingly modern.

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Variety

Variety

Swift, peppy and defiantly unendearing.

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Total Film

Total Film

Despite top-notch visuals and versatile voice-work... it lacks the Up-style warmth to be best in show.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Not perfect, but it is fast-moving, intermittently witty and pretty good fun.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's an awful lot of unexpected fun to be had, boasting zany adventures with various historical figures.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The prospect of the two needing each other, but being separated by uncaring bureaucrats, might be poignant, if it weren't handled so loudly and brainlessly.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film's saving grace is its character design and use of 3D techniques to speed things up in every sense when the plot starts to flag.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There's a good-hearted father and son tale at the heart of the madness here, but the surroundings are sometimes a little too silly for true greatness.

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