The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie
  • PG
  • 1h 26m
  • 2017
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Unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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The Atlantic
Megan Garber
Rotten

The Emoji Movie is not just a critical flop, but also a metaphor for a Hollywood that is strugglin...

August 4, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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This is just a boilerplate animation, zestless, pointless.

August 4, 2017
Times (UK)
Ed Potton
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Not only does this film hate its very subject matter, it's also the most hideous example of produc...

August 4, 2017
The New Republic
Clio Chang
Rotten

It would be hard to forgive The Emoji Movie its "meh" plotline and the fact that it is literally o...

July 31, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Positive messages, but colorful adventure is mostly "meh."

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Emoji Movie is a colorful and kid-friendly -- if not particularly original -- adventure that imagines a world inside our smartphones in which each emoji is supposed to have a single expression/role. So when "meh" face Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) breaks those expectations, chaos ensues. Expect to see some destruction, suspense, and peril; the main characters are pursued by intimidating bots bent on deleting them with their laserlike weapons. But it never gets too intense for young elementary schoolers. There's a bit of flirting, and two emoji characters kiss; there are also scenes that take place in a dive bar, where drinking is implied (and there's a beer emoji character). Language is fairly mild but includes a purposely cut-off "oh, s--t," as well as insults like "loser," "shut up," and so on. Jokes about the poop emoji involve (surprise!) potty humor. Many real-life apps are featured prominently, including Dropbox, YouTube, and Just Dance. The story emphasizes the importance of being true to yourself, as well as the value of honesty and teamwork.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:July 27, 2017
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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