WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > B > The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls (2014)

The Boxtrolls

Overview


Genre

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Date

September 26, 2014

MPAA Rating

PG

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

click here

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Antony Stacchi, Graham Annable

Producer

Travis Knight, David Ichioka

Screenwriter

Irena Brignell, Adam Pava

Starring

Story


"The Boxtrolls" is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese.

Pictures (8 photos)


Eggs from Focus Features' The Boxtrolls (2014)
A scene from Focus Features' The Boxtrolls (2014)

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..imaginative but very weird, more Monty Python than Walt Disney. Not for all tastes..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..delectable treat that balances themes of identity and class warfare with Monty Python-style political skewering, quirky humor and dairy jokes..”
by Brian Truitt [USA Today]
“..exquisitely crafted but tedious film..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]