Playmobil: The Movie

critic Reviews

17% Rotten Tomatometer Score17%
  • Much like the toys it advertises, Playmobil: The Movie seems sadly destined to be regarded as a superficially similar yet less desirable alternative to the competition.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    There's a plot in there somewhere, but most of the time it's subsumed by a frenetic attempt to showcase the whole Playmobil range in an extended kinetic eruption of primal sound and primary colour.
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    Jesse HassengerAV Club
    Playmobil: The Movie isn't as funny as some of the direct-to-video Lego-related movies, either, and that's very much the field it competes in, theatrical release or not.
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    Yolanda MachadoTheWrap
    Best watched running in the background of a playdate for pre-schoolers, buried under the noise of kids' own imaginations but offering the occasional distraction from a total toddler meltdown.
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    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    It does not even work as a commercial, never showing us why these toys could be especially fun to play with.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    But much like the Playmobil toys, with their poky feet and weird, lobster-like hands, Playmobil: The Movie is similar but inferior to the Lego equivalent.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    [F]or a movie so clearly doubling as product placement, it's also fun, a cartoon (bookended by live-action sequences) which allows talented actors to riff on unexpected themes.
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    I could barely get through Playmobil: The Movie without falling asleep, but my two young daughters loved it - so that has to say something, right?
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    Roxana HadadiChesapeake Family Magazine
    There is a gentleness and simplicity to the adventure-seeking vibe of Playmobil: The Movie that will work particularly well for very young audiences.
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    Graeme TuckettStuff.co.nz
    A mess.
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    Kimberley JonesAustin Chronicle
    This is a vastly inferior toy-to-film IP expansion, with duller songs, dumber jokes, and forgettable voice work.
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