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Boss Baby, The (U)

Boss Baby, The (U)

Animation, Comedy, Family

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

The critical consensus

The Boss Baby has interesting visual textures, a few good jokes and Baldwin has fun. But these elements never transcend an odd premise that fails to deliver big laughs or emotional heft.

**(*)(*)(*)Ian Freer, Empire Online, 27/03/2017

The Boss Baby just doesn't have the kind of lovable concept that makes for a great family animation, although Baldwin's vocal performance raises a few indulgent smiles.

**(*)(*)(*)Eddie Harrison, The List, 28/03/2017

The plot is thin but there is enough boundless energy and quick-witted laughs to keep you distracted and Baldwin as the ruthless, domineering little one is having such a good time that it proves infectious.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 31/03/2017

It’s a big, gooey mess of a movie, without the gags or visual ingenuity to compensate for its infantile premise.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/04/2017

Over-extends a brilliant short-film idea into a gibberish, over-complicated and desperately unfunny feature.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/04/2017

Set in a world in which babies are made, not born, this is saddled with a plot that doesn’t bear repeating, but there are some laughs.

***(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 09/04/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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