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The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby (2017)

March. 23,2017
| Animation Comedy Family

A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.


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The film creates a perfect balance between action and depth of basic needs, in the midst of an infertile atmosphere.

Arianna Moses

Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.


There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.


The Boss Baby was definitely an interesting ride. There were things I disliked in this film as well as enjoyed. Let us start with the bad. The plot for The Boss Baby is well... odd and not that strong. There are a few problems I have with it. First, it is difficult to figure out when the boss baby's older brother is just imagining crazy stuff happening or not. There are scenes that elude to the idea that the whole thing is Tim's (the big brother) imagination, and others that make it seem like he does have a boss for a baby brother. Another issue I have is with the plot; it is very convoluted. There is a conflict between puppies and babies as well as an odd ending; it makes it for a weird movie experience. Of course, this is an animated movie targeted towards children, so you can only expect so much from the plot and I understand that.As for the good, this film had some genuinely funny and emotional moments. I laughed at some of the jokes while watching the film. Some of the jokes were very childish, but again, what do you expect out of a movie like this? This movie also has some touching moments and leaves a good message to its viewers. I also really enjoyed Alec Baldwin; he does a wonderful job and is easily the highlight. Overall, I think this film has its moments, some good and some not so good.

Chris Young

This is the best movie of all time. So much symbolism in this movie. The best part of the movie is how the kids love each other but they don't even know it.


It was tolerable fun but often very implausible. YEs, yes I know it was a kids fantasy film and yes it had the right moral edges and the right amount of fun but it was too silly for my taste at times. The voice acting was good enough. I really liked Alec Baldwin's job who was perfectly cast. The score and soundtrack was good and the animation widely beautiful. I think however the film would have worked better as a short film as the story was too far stretched at times.


It seems like every year we get some lackluster animated movies with famous voice actors. This is another one of them. I don't care if it made $499 million, it's far from good! Why? Let me tell you. What if you take Alec Baldwin, and have him play Alec Baldwin, but in a baby's body? Sound dumb? That's because it is. The Boss Baby is just a dumb movie, and it's not enjoyably dumb like Turbo (2013). The plot doesn't make much sense and is easily predictable, (The scene where Tim and the Boss Baby get in a fight at a crucial plot point has been done so many times, I might as well have been watching "The Secret Toy Story of Shreks.") the characters are easily forgettable, (I don't even remember most of their names) the humor is almost nothing more than low brow baby jokes and dumb pop culture references, and the writing is TERRIBLE! I will give it this: The animation can have its energetic and enjoyable moments, and the films main selling point, Alec Baldwin, does deliver a solid performance. In fact, the voice acting in general is pretty good, it's just that the material that the actors and animators were given is just WEAK! And the reason I say it's not Oscar worthy is because it was given a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards. Dreamworks, WHY DID YOU PUSH FOR ONE OF YOUR WORST FILMS EVER to be nominated for something that only your BEST best are supposed to be nominated for?! Of all their Best Animated Feature nominations, from the first two Shreks, to the How to Train Your Dragons, to the first two Kung Fu Pandas, to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, to The Croods, to Puss In Boots, to Shark Tale, this is right up there with Shark Tale as their least deserving nominee. Sorry Dreamworks, you should've known that this will never be an Oscar winning movie. P.S. Did they forget that they had a superior movie in the same year, Captain Underpants, that's far more Oscar worthy than this? P.S.S. Given that Tom McGrath directed the Madagascar trilogy and Megamind, he could've done much better. P.S.S.S. (Last thing, don't worry) Dreamworks I didn't ask for a sequel, almost no one did, so why are we getting a Boss Baby 2 in three years? Let's just hope they pull off a "Madagascar 2" and improve on it greatly with the second film.