The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys

Based on the beloved children's novel, four siblings believe they're better off raising themselves and trick their awful parents to go on a life-threatening vacation in this Netflix animated family film. Features the voices of Will Forte (Bob's Burgers), songstress Alessia Cara and Ricky Gervais

202092 minsCanada
AnimatedKids & Family
83%
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Streaming (1 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Themes around child neglect wouldn’t make it past Disney’s impenetrable wall of producers, so it’s incredibly refreshing to see a family feature take on a dicey subject with the right level of silliness. It’s the same dark whimsy that made Roald Dahl a household name, that perfect entry point for growing kids to understand and relate to the more unfortunate aspects of life—albeit, with a kind heart and a bunch of belly laughs.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's a tale filled with bright colours, loud noises, black humour and mild disappointment.

2.0
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Fortunately, with its candy-coated shell and visual style, “The Willoughbys” never gets too serious or scary.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Willoughbys might not boast the slick structure or beating heart of a Pixar animation, there's enough offbeat charm to make it an easily digestible watch and for any concerned parents...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

While "The Willoughbys" might not be very original, its novelty comes through in the delivery and execution, owing to a witty screenplay (by Pearn and Mark Stanleigh) that combines nimble wordplay with highly compressed, well-paced plotting.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Cruelly neglectful parents and relentless slapstick in a loud, frantic package. Meet "The Willoughbys."

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Themes around child neglect wouldn’t make it past Disney’s impenetrable wall of producers, so it’s incredibly refreshing to see a family feature take on a dicey subject with the right level of silliness. It’s the same dark whimsy that made Roald Dahl a household name, that perfect entry point for growing kids to understand and relate to the more unfortunate aspects of life—albeit, with a kind heart and a bunch of belly laughs.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's a tale filled with bright colours, loud noises, black humour and mild disappointment.

2.0
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Fortunately, with its candy-coated shell and visual style, “The Willoughbys” never gets too serious or scary.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Willoughbys might not boast the slick structure or beating heart of a Pixar animation, there's enough offbeat charm to make it an easily digestible watch and for any concerned parents...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

While "The Willoughbys" might not be very original, its novelty comes through in the delivery and execution, owing to a witty screenplay (by Pearn and Mark Stanleigh) that combines nimble wordplay with highly compressed, well-paced plotting.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Cruelly neglectful parents and relentless slapstick in a loud, frantic package. Meet "The Willoughbys."

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