Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

90 mins
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DreamWorks Animation teen fantasy adventure set in a world where krakens are noble creatures and mermaids are self-absorbed villains. Features... More

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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken | Ratings & Reviews

"Sweet but conventional..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Reasonably clever..."


"Cute, frequently funny and very likeable..."

Screen DailyScreen Daily


The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Funny but not entirely fresh..."


"One of the best family films of the year..."

"Great opening 30 mins, but settles into a bit of dull groove."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"In lieu of originality this movie boasts some attractively tactile animation... and an excellent voice cast."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Sweet but narratively thin and didactic..."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Plays things so down-the-middle as to become perfectly forgettable."

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle

"Fun family entertainment."

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times

"It’s never quite sharp enough to work as a parody, nor sincere enough to make its adolescent insecurities relatable."


"Not even the matriarchal link at the story’s centre feels satisfying, its good intention strangled by the plotty chaos."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Struggles to find its footing — on land or sea."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Turning Red has been repurposed here as a charmless tale about yet another teenage girl who is secretly a monster..."

The TimesThe Times

"Its frames are cluttered with all manner of objects and elements of odd design, almost as if the filmmakers hope we won’t notice how basic and uninspired everything looks."


"A fairly by-the-numbers story."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Mixes prom drama with sea battles to gently fun effect."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"An easy, breezy, entertaining watch..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken | Details

PG, Violence
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country of origin

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken | Trailers