The new DreamWorks animation movie The Boss Baby is coming to theaters in two weeks. The movie is set to open March 31, at more than 3800 theaters with a tough competition against Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell.
Early Box Office predictions are putting Ghost in the Shell in the lead with $37 Million in the opening weekend (with $95 Million domestic total), and $24 Million for The Boss Baby ($83 Million domestic total).
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Before its release date some critics got the chance to watch the movie at the Miami Film Festival last Sunday, and here are their thoughts.
The Hollywood Reporter – Michael Rechtshaffen
Words like “inventive” and “inspired” are very rarely applied to the parade of cookie cutter animated features that pass through the multiplex each year, but The Boss Baby proves a refreshing exception.
Variety – Owen Gleiberman
The Boss Baby, the jokey new 3D animated lark from DreamWorks Animation (it’s being distributed by 20th Century Fox), is a visually brisk, occasionally clever low-concept comedy that’s also trying, half-heartedly, to be some sort of Pixarish masterpiece. You may wind up wishing that it had been one or the other.
TheWrap – Alonso Duralde
There’s so much to like in this movie, but its best qualities are ultimately subsumed in formula. And not the nutritious kind.
Screen International – John Hazelton
Hyperactive, oddly premised and never quite as endearing as it should be, The Boss Baby is an animated family comedy that seems to have all the right elements but just doesn’t deliver.
Indiewire – David Ehrlich
The film is never funny, and its attempts to wink at the adults in the room are so lame that you wish they’d been left on the cutting room floor, but the deeper the film delves into Tim’s imagination the less imaginative it becomes.
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.
- Director: Tom McGrath
Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire, Vivi Ann Yee, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Eric Bell Jr.
- Rating: PG
- Runtime: 97min.
- Release date: March 31, 2017
- Genres: Comedy, Family, Animation.