By Joe McGovern
Updated October 03, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Boxtrolls

type
  • Movie
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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-

The Boxtrolls

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • Graham Annable
  • Anthony Stacchi

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