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The Boxtrolls

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The Boxtrolls | THE BOXTROLLS Eggs is the main character in this animated film
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The Boxtrolls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/26/14
performer:
Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley
director:
Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
distributor:
Focus Features
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B-

In this stop-motion kids’ flick, gremlins that wear cardboard boxes like turtle shells emerge at night to Dumpster-dive. The script lacks the wit of Wallace & Gromit — even the trolls groan at a giant cheese named the Briehemoth — and never sinks its teeth into the twisted fantasy of its premise. But voicing the putrid villain Archibald Snatcher (who’s modeled as either a tribute or an insult to actor Timothy Spall), Ben Kingsley gives the funniest performance of his career. B-

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