The Boxtrolls

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: September 26, 2014
DVD: January 20, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.12
based on 18 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg


Beneath the charming cobblestone streets of Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the smelliest of fine cheeses, dwell the Boxtrolls. The local residents see them as foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal children and cheese.

In reality, the Boxtrolls are an underground community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes. They find their necessities in dumpsters and by collecting mechanical junk. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their own. When villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) targets the Boxtrolls, hoping to get rid of them all in an effort to gain his his ticket into Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds.

Director: Anthony Staachi, Graham Annable
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Travis Knight, David Bleiman Ichioka
Screenplay: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava
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  • 5 stars "Took my 4 year old son to the theater to watch this, he absolutely loved did, as did I! We watch it regularly and are even having a "BoxTroll" birthday! Cute, Original, Quirky and Funny!"
  • 5 stars "Absolutely loved it! I am a huge fan of Tim Burton and this movie was funny and bizarre, like most of his others!"
  • 5 stars "Loved this movie. Dialogue was a bit difficult to follow due to the accents. Great story...lots of fun for adults too. Some really funny parts and a great message too."