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.
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.
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.
It’s a big, gooey mess of a movie, without the gags or visual ingenuity to compensate for its infantile premise.
Over-extends a brilliant short-film idea into a gibberish, over-complicated and desperately unfunny feature.
It’s disposable fun.
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.
General release. Check local listings for show times.