Pixels

It's time to save the World


Pixels
This film arrives bearing the hallmarks of a bomb. The studio curiously had a global embargo on press reviews until 2 days before release, signaling that there are problems. Based on a short film, the plotline has some elements of 2000's Galaxy Quest, with video games replacing television broadcasts. When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. The American (of course) President has to call on his childhood best friend, an '80s video game champion, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Expect Pac-Man running riot like you've never seen before. This film is releasing in 2D, 3D and 3D IMAX, this is the 2D version.

106 minutes.
No persons under 10.
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi.
Wish I had those legs ...
Wish I had those legs ...

Credits

Cast
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Matt Lintz, Brian Cox
Director
Chris Columbus
ScreenplayTim Herlihy, Tim Dowling, based on the short film by Patrick Jean
MusicHenry Jackman
CinematographyAmir Mokri
EditingPeck Prior, Hughes Winborne
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat, Auro 11.1, Dolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced by1492 Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction
LanguageMild impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild impact, frequent, unrealistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
4
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconGame Over from the start as movie Pacs no punch.
5
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconNog 'n ramp vir Adam Sandler.
2
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconAmusing, but it's Game Over.
5
Metacritic.com
25 critics
5
Rottentomatoes critics
57 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMuch like the worst arcade games from the era that inspired it, Pixels has little replay value and is hardly worth a quarter.
4
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconAction, some raunchy humor in alien-attack sci-fi comedy.
10

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
41503 users
13
Internet
857 Netizens
10

Average .. 34%

7

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