The Boss Baby

May 30th, 2017


The Boss Baby

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 5.6/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Tom McGrath

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Writers: Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Miles Christopher Bakshi, James McGrath, Conrad Vernon, ViviAnn Yee, Eric Bell Jr., David Soren, Edie Mirman, James Ryan, Walt Dohrn, Jules Winter, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Alec Baldwin - Boss Baby (voice)
Steve Buscemi - Francis Francis (voice)
Jimmy Kimmel - Dad (voice)
Lisa Kudrow - Mom (voice)
Tobey Maguire - Adult Tim / Narrator (voice)
Miles Christopher Bakshi - Tim (voice) (as Miles Bakshi)
James McGrath - Wizzie / Elvis Impersonator (voice)
Conrad Vernon - Eugene (voice)
ViviAnn Yee - Staci (voice)
Eric Bell Jr. - Triplets (voice)
David Soren - Jimbo (voice)
Edie Mirman - Big Boss Baby (voice)
James Ryan - Story Bear (voice)
Walt Dohrn - Photographer (voice)
Jules Winter - Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy (voice)

Taglines: He means business. March 2017.


Official Website: DreamWorks Animation [United States]

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

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User Review


Rating: 9/10

Dreamworks' The Boss Baby, is an extraordinary, fun and lighthearted animated film based on an award-winning picture book by Marla Frazee.

7-year-old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) had the perfect life and the full attention of his parents until one day, a new arrival took it all away and became the Boss of his family. Tim and Boss Baby face sibling rivalry, trying to both win the affection of their parents. Much to Tim's surprise, the two bond when they join forces to uncover the evil plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. And in the midst of it all, Tim and his new brother Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) learn the true meaning of the love of family.

The Boss Baby is fabulously directed by Tom McGrath, who you might recognize from his work on all three Madagascar movies and Megamind. He says that the movie is partially an apology letter to his own brother for all the grief he put him in when they were young.

My favorite character is Boss Baby. Alec Baldwin voices this character with great panache. His witty personality mixed with a take-charge attitude bursts through the screen. I feel that Baldwin's voice talent in this is one of the key reasons this movie shines.

My favorite scene is when Tim and Boss Baby work together to sneak into Puppy Co. and attempt to steal the secret file. Watching a working large scale replica of one of my favorite games when I was young (Mouse Trap) was particularly fun. Also, there are many toys from the 70s and 80s included which I enjoyed. Several times I found myself times trying to find them in the scene. There are so many magical moments throughout. As an only child, it's funny that there are times the movie made me want to have a brother and, other times, I'm happy to be an only child.

The Boss Baby is an enjoyable film safe to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. Director Tom McGrath states "I want this movie to draw you in and make you move to the edge of your seat, not pull away from the screen" and I believe he achieved that goal. It is rated PG for mild humor and I recommend it for ages 6 to 14, although the whole family will enjoy it. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars. It opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 so, go check it out.

Reviewed by Tristan T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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