UglyDolls

UglyDolls

UglyDolls

Animated musical centered around the plush specialty toys, with Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull lending their voices. Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) directs.

After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy (Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection, a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different - ultimately realising that they don't have to be perfect to be amazing.

2019Rating: G87 minsUSA
AnimatedKids & FamilyMusical

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UglyDolls / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

It's not all bad. Choosing from the world of music at least offers up a new, eclectic range of voice-over artists, including Blake Shelton, Ice-T, Lizzo and Charli XCX, while the animation is impressive enough. But for a movie that proudly states "it's the flaws that make us who we are", Ugly Dolls' own shortcomings mean it doesn't quite measure up to some of the other school holiday cinematic options on offer.

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The Times

The Times

Positive messaging about celebrating our unique imperfections and seeking your own truth has never felt more urgent to children in the age of Instagram. Pity, then, that this toothless and derivative marketing exercise doesn't practise what it preaches.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This paean to body positivity and living your own truth is more than welcome, but you just wish UglyDolls' message could be more charmingly argued, adroitly assembled and just plain funny.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The good news of the summer was that Toy Story 4 didn’t suck. The bad news is the arrival of this sugary manic kids’ animation whose sole reason for existence seems to be hardselling the UglyDolls brand of cuddly toys.

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Variety

Variety

The sincerity with which "UglyDolls" pits unblemished conformity against ungainly soul is touching - and, yes, instructive - in all the right ways.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Every aspect of this computer-animated movie directed by Kelly Asbury seems equally overdetermined and tossed-off, as if it were a caffeinated weekend project for everyone involved.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For a film about weird, colourful dolls, one hopes for something wackier, funnier, edgier.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An imbecilic eyesore that could lay claim to being one of the worst movies ever made if it was worth such hyperbole.

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