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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 807 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good family entertainment

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    From the folks that brought you the delightful Coraline and ParaNorman. Big shoes to fill. I missed this movie at the theater and it snuck past me in is video release. I finally purchased the Blu-ray and prepared the family for a view. The Boxtrolls is definitely an amazing achievement in the line of stop-motion animation. In a physical sense everything you see is real and miniature and manipulated by fearless team of animators who apply the magic one frame at a time. Having said that, it might take you more than one view to get the full gist of the movie. The plot is strange and slightly off-kilter (which is good) and rather bizarre. In the cheese-infatuated Victorian town of Cheesebridge, rumors circulate, via the scaly, slimy exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) that the subterranean creatures known as Boxtrolls (small creatures clad in cardboard boxes to hide in with an affinity for snatching any object not bolted down) capture and eat small children. This causes havoc, of course, and Snatcher, in a quest to acquire a white hat (a symbol of status in Cheesebridge) sets forth to exterminate the little creatures after they have supposedly snatched a small boy. If Boxtrolls is anything it is inventive. Visually stunning. Slightly deranged. All the things you want in an animated feature. I loved Coraline. I liked The Boxtrolls. Does that make sense? Something is missing, but not enough to where it is awful, just not completely amazing. Still, you will enjoy it. I did, Laika takes their stop-motion animation seriously. Be sure to watch all the way through for a little tongue-in-cheek view of how creation works in the realm of Cheesebridge.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Family loved it....

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    Parents need to know that while The Boxtrolls isn't quite as supernaturally creepy as the filmmakers' previous movies, Coraline and ParaNorman, it still has a lot of peril, tense moments, and a very unpleasant villain. Sympathetic characters are presumed dead at different points, a crying baby is carried away in the middle of the night, and the bad guy is bent on total extermination of the boxtrolls, painting them as bloodthirsty monsters, even though they're really peace-loving tinkerers. His extermination machine is loud, scary, fiery, and destructive, and he looks positively unhinged when he gets riled up. The movie may be animated (stop-motion), but it's really too intense for younger kids (especially when seen in 3-D). Characters are constantly in danger, whether from their own or others' actions, and there are some upsetting separations. One character has a significant food allergy that plays a key role in the plot; his reaction is very exaggerated, but it could strike a chord for kids and families who deal with allergies. There's not much in the way of language (one "oh my God"), but a character does wear a low-cut gown and fishnet stockings. All of that said, the movie offers a brave main character in the form of loyal, inventive Eggs, as well as positive messages about tolerance, family, standing up for yourself, and fighting for what's right.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Boxtrolls (movie #3)

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    Laika movie #3 Same company that created Coraline, ParaNorman, plus Kubo and the two strings. Laika strives to tell stories differently with stop-motion animation. Fandango synopsis The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid film

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Yet another awesome story from Laika studios. Fun for the whole family

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Another quality movie by Laika

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    If you're a sucker for stop motion animation and the detail it involves this movie is a no brainer. If you're not it's still a solid buy. It's made by the same people that did Coraline and A Nightmare Before Christmas which should hint at the quality to expect. While it may be a tad scary for younger children at the start it is good at heart and teaches not to judge a book by its cover as you learn more about the "evil" box trolls. I would watch it once yourselves to judge when to show your kids but guarantee that once they're old enough to get the story and not be put off by the first appearance of the trolls they'll love it too.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Kid Great

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    After a brilliant, 5-star first third that slyly references everything from Shakespeare to Social Darwinism, the story meanders a bit and loses some steam, but still remains a very enjoyable adventure that can be appreciated by adults as well as kids. The visuals are inventive, beautiful, and quirky, and the voice acting is excellent. This movie's humor is sharp and sarcastic, along the lines of Shrek, Madagascar, and Despicable Me. If you and your family enjoyed those films, definitely put The Boxtrolls on your list!

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie is Great!

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    The movie was Great, just as good as when I saw it at the theater on the big screen. The only problem I had was I bought it when it went on sale. I had no idea that the Ultra Violet codes had an expiration date, which is one of the main reasons I bought this movie but the code would not load into my VuDu account. So next time I will buy the movie when it comes out, or just purchase the digital code online.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    my wife's new favorite movie

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    It is easy to forget that every move, step, motion and action taken in this movie were done by hand with practical models. The people behind this production are true masters of their craft, supported by an all star voice acting cast that dod some amazing work. It is worth the purchase just to see the special features and after credits scene which I won't spoil here. If you liked nightmare before christmas, be ready to see how far they can take the same tools and create a smooth, 3D quality feature film.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Laika the up coming studio

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    Laika's third movie was by far no disappointment. After their first major release and success, Coraline. This studio have been improving on their movies from Coraline to ParaNorman there was plenty to learn from. The voice acting in Boxtroll was splendid and the animation was flawless. Once again they nailed a killer story. If your able to watch past the credits Laika always give a tiny behind the scenes of the movie, so don't miss a drop of their work.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute movie for the whole family!

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    We didn't have the time to go see this at the cinema and were really excited to purchase it...and we're so glad we did! This movie is one of the best family movies in a long time. We love the "lost art" of stop animation/Claymation movies. It's simply amazing the artistry that goes into filming a movie of this magnitude...kudos to the film makers for taking so many years to put this wonderful family film together. It truly touches your heart and also your funny bone! Must see movie!!

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful movie

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    Eating bugs, for the weak of stomach, aside, this was a cute movie and the tremendous amount of time and energy the creators put into making this movie shows. The characters and the settings are all amazing. The plot was wonderful too. Due to some of the scary nature of the movie, I wouldn't say it is the best thing for a small child to watch, but for the older ones it should be fine. Parents might want to watch it first or with their children so they can decide for themselves.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the entire family

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    We saw this on the big screen and knew then we had to have it in our collection. The 3D is good, but more important is the story. Even young children can understand the lessons, and it never hurts adults to be reminded of them as well. We loved the depiction of the characters. There is little doubt which are the 'good guys' and who are the 'bad guys.' We will watch this one on a regular basis and I doubt it will get old. It never hurts to be reminded how to be a 'good' person

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great !! Different !! Extremely enjoyable :)

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    When my daughter & I originally saw the previews at the movie theatre neither of us were interested in going to watch it. One day in BBY one of the sales associates knew us & recommended it. So we added it to our other purchases. Maybe 2 weeks after we bought it we couldn't decide on what to watch so we plugged it in. We loved it!!! Since the original viewing we have watched it 4 more times & always find something new about it.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for the whole family

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    This is one of the most imaginative animated films, with a really cool story. My kids really enjoy this movie and it is on a regular rotation in my DVD player. The stop motion animation is really cool. The case is pretty basic, but for the price it is worth it. If you love Coraline or Paranorman you should enjoy this movie.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Boxtrolls Rule!

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    They started out with "Coraline". Then came "ParaNorman". "Boxtrolls" is the latest and, perhaps, the BEST. Showing all too clearly the trappings of the darker side of humanity, this wonderful tale of a human boy adopted by mysterious creatures known only as 'Boxtrolls' shows also that love, loyalty and family are forces not easily overcome. A great movie for all ages! A real treat - something to own, forever.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Creative film

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    I saw this movie on Netflix and I liked it a lot I even bought it on Blu-ray. It's a fun movie to watch with your family, the story is good the characters are awesome (except for some of the villains) and the behind the scenes features show you how much work is put into creating this type of films.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Stop-motion adventure

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    I enjoyed The Boxtrolls very much. The settings and characters were amusingly designed, and the stop-motion animation was excellent. Sir Ben Kingsley gave a great vocal performance as the chief villain. The 3D version looked spectacular. Some people have complained that it's not appropriate for small children. It's rated PG, which means it is not aimed at small children.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    I was sad when Netflix took this off of their site. So, I was more than happy to pick it up to have in my home. Well worth the purchase. I don't always enjoy stop animation, but they did it right. The story has enough unique concepts and characters to make this a charming movie.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good animated

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    Based on the novel “Here Be Monsters!” by Alan Snow, “The Boxtrolls” is the latest 3D stop motion film from Laika Entertainment, the company behind “Coraline” and “Paranorman.” It is set in the fictional Victorian town of Cheesebridge, England, where humans hide in their houses at night in fear of the titular Boxtrolls, creatures that they believe to be dangerous.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Back in the Box Trolls

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    Boxtrolls is an intriguing journey into the dark world of British romantic comedy , as a boy raised on the wrong side of the bricks falls for a girl from the upside of a world he doesn't know or understand . IOW - a story more like our real world than the illustrators would have us believe . Not a children's story . I loved it . . . but I like British humor .

    I would recommend this to a friend