Pixels

Pixels

Pixels

When 1980s-era arcade game characters attack the United States, the country's military call up the finest video gamers - Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Josh Gad - to repel the threat. Directed by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone's Chris Columbus, and based on French director Patrick Jean's short film.

2015Rating: PG, Violence, coarse language & sexual references105 minsUSA
ComedyScience FictionBlockbuster
Director:
Chris Columbus ('Mrs. Doubtfire', 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets')
Writer:
Timothy DowlingTim HerlihyAdam Sandler
Cast:
Peter DinklageAdam SandlerJosh GadMichelle MonaghanKevin James

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Pixels / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Here’s the pull quote, people: Pixels - It’s not as bad as you’ve heard.

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Variety

Variety

There’s no joy left in [Adam Sandler's] shtick.

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Time Out

Time Out

Desperately caters to Gen-X junk nostalgia without bothering to think that maybe those Reagan-era kids have grown up a bit.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates.

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Stuff

Stuff

Feels a little bit second-hand and slightly grimy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Some movies are so interminable that it seems they might never end, while others are assembled with such indifference that you are essentially left waiting for them to start. "Pixels" somehow manages both.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This one-note comedy runs out of gas within an hour and should have been trimmed to a neat 90 minutes.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

There is an actual story backbone, told efficiently, with regular laughs, committed performances and a believable throughline on friendship, love and other well-worn themes.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There's a certain thrill to seeing humans face off against Frogger. If only as much care had been put into the living characters as the pixelated ones.

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