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  • Summary: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (JimWhen Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Dana Rose Falcone
    Mar 27, 2015
    91
    The combination of Home’s layered message, fun score, and clever comedy make it a colorful choice for moviegoers of any age.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Mar 26, 2015
    75
    Home is like when someone gets you a birthday present by just clicking on an item from your Amazon wish list. It's well-made, suitable, and appreciated, but there wasn't really any thought put into it.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 26, 2015
    70
    A charming concoction with positive messages for younger children about conquering fears, understanding outsiders and knowing yourself.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Mar 8, 2015
    60
    Unimaginative and downright predictable by grownup standards, but bursting with elements sure to appeal to younger auds.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Mar 26, 2015
    50
    A drab dream with squirmy-cuddly aliens, floating space bubbles and too many Rihanna musical interludes.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Mar 26, 2015
    50
    The problem is, the story lacks originality and zest.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Mar 26, 2015
    25
    If DreamWorks Animation is hoping to get back on track with this movie, a lavish sci-fi comedy based on a recent children's book, they're pretty much doomed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    10
    This movie did everything it needed to and added on more to it. The Boovs made a great race of aliens to appear. Funny, entertaining,This movie did everything it needed to and added on more to it. The Boovs made a great race of aliens to appear. Funny, entertaining, thrilling and pure greatness. Without a doubt one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I got the exact ending I was hoping for. Dreamworks, you really do know how to make masterful movies. Expand
  2. May 29, 2015
    10
    Children's animated films get old, they become predictable in no time at all, and it's for this reason that I tend to stay away from them,Children's animated films get old, they become predictable in no time at all, and it's for this reason that I tend to stay away from them, until I was convinced to see this new animated film called, Home. Let me cut to the chase, Home is terrific. Home's plot is extremely simple, simple for a kids film, that's how simple it is, but Home is full of thrilling moments that always deliver. The film is hilarious, and I feel that absolutely everyone who goes to see it will be chuckling at some point, it uses many different styles of humour, all of which will have you laughing. The all-star cast make the voice acting fantastic and believable. But the best part of Home, is the terrific emotional weight it carries, it not just about laughs, it's about friendship, it's about morals, it's how you see the world, and how the world sees you, it's powerful. It delivers several different kinds of emotions and feelings throughout the film, it will give you warm feelings, sad feelings, happy feelings, thrilling feelings, you'll be laughing, you'll be enjoying the thrill, there's never a dull moment. It's for this powerful display of emotion that Home is the best film I've seen this year, it managed to shock me and thrill me in ways that no other animated film has before. For every reason I've said above, it'll be getting a perfect score, for the emotion, for the laughs, and for the absolutely perfect, flawless climax, which is better than some big budget films I've seen. Home truly is special. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2015
    10
    I absolutely love this movie!!! I think it's the best Dream Works movie I've ever seen and the soundtrack is fantastic. Everybody must see itI absolutely love this movie!!! I think it's the best Dream Works movie I've ever seen and the soundtrack is fantastic. Everybody must see it and listens to Rihanna's voice. "Home" deserves at least ten Oscars. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2015
    7
    Home
    The creation of Boovs seems to be smaller in size, change of color and diverting appearance of the famous Shrek series; the whole
    Home
    The creation of Boovs seems to be smaller in size, change of color and diverting appearance of the famous Shrek series; the whole thousands millions of Boovs replicate is however another repetitive mistake of the studio since Penguins of Madagascar trying to follow the success of Minions but it turns out to be just within expectation. The story is again the same formulaic of a main character being abandoned, experiencing some great lessons in the middle part, starting to brave itself and finishing happily by becoming the hero of everyone. Overwhelmed by its averageness in term of plot and character developments, the production team has indeed heavily focused in presenting nice, charming and enjoyable electronic pop-style musics throughout the entire film. Dreamworks might have lack in originality, but this simplistic benign alien invasions with rainbows of colors and cuteness is surprisingly a moving tale about friend and family that will certainly melt the hearts of all moviegoers of any age.
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  5. Apr 12, 2015
    6
    Dreamworks is probably my 3rd favorite animation company behind Disney and Pixar. So when I heard they were releasing only 1 movie this year IDreamworks is probably my 3rd favorite animation company behind Disney and Pixar. So when I heard they were releasing only 1 movie this year I was kinda sad. The characters are Oh and Tip. Jim Parsons is a good actor and all but he's pretty much playing Sheldon but an alien. Tip is ok too but the movie focuses on the Boov so much that she doesn't get to develop a personality that much. I think Rihanna should just stick to music making. But the biggest problem with this movie is the story. It feels like 5 plots were mixed in a blender and the filmmaker s just went with that.The jokes basically consist of toilet humor, my least favorite. The animation is ok I guess. Dreamworks, if u want to get back on you feet this film isn't helping u. 6/10 Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2015
    5
    The standards for animated films have been set so high in recent years, films like; 'Toy Story 3' (2010), 'How to Train Your Dragon' (2010),The standards for animated films have been set so high in recent years, films like; 'Toy Story 3' (2010), 'How to Train Your Dragon' (2010), 'Tangled' (2010), 'Wreck-It Ralph' (2012), 'Frozen' (2013), 'The Lego Movie' (2014), 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' (2014) and 'Big Hero 6' (2014) all come to mind, 'Home' is pitiful in comparison.

    The film is made by DreamWorks Animation Studios, a studio I would not rank as high as Walt Disney Animation Studios or Pixar Animation Studios, despite "Shrek", "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon". This is a studio that for every great film they release, they'll always release something sub-par like 'The Croods' (2013), or 'Shark Tale' (2004) etc.

    Jim Parsons, best known as Sheldon from the TV sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' voices a little alien named Oh. I am not a huge fan of 'The Big Bang Theory', so obviously the casting of Jim Parsons wouldn't intrigue me to watch this film. Rihanna voices Tip and other members of the cast include Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez (not a huge fan of her music, or her films).

    'Home' plays exactly like "E.T." and while I think children will definitely like it, adults will probably be irritated at the lack originality and the fact that it's just another movie they have to watch because their kids will find it amusing.

    The comedy is also very off, if you've seen the trailer, you'll know that the highlight was Oh's arms shaking uncontrollably and yelling "My hands are in the air like I just do not care!". Even for children's films, this is a lame joke. The 'Big Hero 6' (2014) trailer had Baymax deflating and sticks tape over it, and the noise of him deflating was one the funniest things ever, but this is just lame.

    Nice animation, but I could not sympathize with the characters enough to care and predictable jokes prevent this from being a groundbreaking animated film from DreamWorks. I don't think this will even score an Oscar nomination if 'The Lego Movie' (2014) failed to do so.
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  7. Jul 7, 2015
    1
    Terrible. A species of Jar-Jar Binkses attack the planet. The central Jar-Jar befriends a creepy, ugly, zero-dimensional black girl who soundsTerrible. A species of Jar-Jar Binkses attack the planet. The central Jar-Jar befriends a creepy, ugly, zero-dimensional black girl who sounds like an adult Rihanna, who apparently is pretty far from being a voice talent. Than practically sit in a car for an hour. Peabody and Sherman seems sophisticated compared to this...
    Rated one, because zero's reserved for especially wretched movies.
    The music sucks too. But I guess that's mandatory since they only have Rihanna providing the soundtrack.
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