Missing Link

Missing Link
Missing Link
  • PG
  • 1h 35m
  • 2019
Certified Fresh89%
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Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis), a surprisingly smart and soulful beast, is the last of his kind. He’s lonely. Proposing a daring quest to find his distant relatives, he enlists the help of Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters, and the fearless Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), in an adventure around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh89%
Critics Consensus: Another beautifully animated triumph for Laika, Missing Link is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Visually dazzling adventure is earnest, sometimes intense.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Missing Link is a stop-action/computer-generated animated adventure from LAIKA, the studio behind Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman. Starring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, and Zoe Saldana, the movie -- which feels like a cross between a road trip comedy and a buddy adventure -- follows a 19th-century English adventurer (Jackman) who teams up with a lonely Bigfoot (Galifianakis) to find his distant relatives, the Yetis of the Himalayas. Expect some violent scenes in which guns are used, as well as a few character deaths (though they're all in the "bad guy" camp). One climactic sequence is particularly tense, as is a terrifying moment when a villain threatens a grandmother and her infant grandchild at gunpoint -- but (spoiler alert!) it all ends well for the main characters. Language is limited to "bugger," "sucks," and historical slang like "poppycock." There's a bit of flirting but no actual romance, although there are references to Sir Lionel's rakish past. There are positive messages about friendship, identity, and partnership and themes of empathy and teamwork, but given the storyline and the humor, Missing Link is better suited for older elementary schoolers.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:April 4, 2019
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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