The Boxtrolls

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The Boxtrolls
Based on a popular childrens' book, we pick up the action in the village of Cheesebridge, which is a Victorian-era place obsessed with wealth, class and stinky fine cheeses, A young orphan boy raised by the Boxtrolls, a lovable group of underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, with the help of a wealthy local girl. This film is releasing in both 2D and 3D, this is the 2D version. Note that this film may not be suitable for very young children.

97 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Violence).
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Fantasy.

Showtimes

We could be Hansel and Gretel, you know...
We could be Hansel and Gretel, you know...

Credits

Cast
Voices of Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum
Director
Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
ScreenplayIrena Brignull, Adam Pava, from the novel by Alan Snow
MusicDario Marianelli
EditingEdie Ichioka
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorUIP
Made in2014
Produced byLaika Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact and frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor
Runtime96
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
9 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconI was never bored by what transpired and there are enough entertaining and winning elements and moments to lift this above mediocrity. It's just too bad that with as much love, time and effort that obviously went into turning stationary objects into living creatures, the same wasn't also applied to the script to make it reach the same heights.
12
Metacritic.com
36 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
142 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile it's far from Laika's best offering, The Boxtrolls is still packed with enough offbeat wit and visual splendor to offer a healthy dose of all-ages entertainment.
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconImaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
50 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
34224 users
13
Internet
6973 Netizens quote iconHorrible Movie for Children
14

Average .. 69%

14

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