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Missing Link

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Canada, United States · 2019
Rated PG · 1h 35m
Director Chris Butler
Starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry
Genre Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Frustrated that his job as an investigator of myths and monsters has prevented him from gaining recognition from the "Society of Great Men", Sir Lionel Frost sets out to prove the existence of the Sasquatch. When the pair finally meet, the Sasquatch tasks Lionel with helping him find his long lost relatives.

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Empire by

A charming family-friendly story about adventure and friendship — told with bar-raising artistic craft and technical skill. We’d expect nothing less from Laika.


IndieWire by David Ehrlich

Missing Link is a sweet, touching, and seriously fun adventure comedy about two lost souls who are struggling to reconcile yesterday with tomorrow in their bid to belong in a world that refuses to make room for them.


The Film Stage by Jordan Raup

Laika’s craft makes the sweet-natured, grand adventure worth going on, but the accompanying dialogue from those leading the journey is ultimately too simple-minded to make a memorable mark.


The Playlist by Kimber Myers

Missing Link is a fun, if uneventful and uninspired, trip, but at least it won’t annoy the parents who are along for its fast-paced ride.


The Hollywood Reporter by Michael Rechtshaffen

One wishes the script might have shared the degree of precision that has obviously been applied to the technical side of the production, which is resplendent in visual dazzle from the smallest beads of sweat on a character’s forehead to the vintage knit fabrics to those sprawling exotic vistas.


Variety by Peter Debruge

Sooner or later, Laika was bound to branch out, which makes this funnier, more colorful film the link previously missing between the company’s Goth-styled past and whatever comes next.


The Telegraph by Tim Robey

Laika may not be conquering the world with this outing. But if every studio’s three-star films were as bounteous with the eye candy, we’d be in clover.


TheWrap by Yolanda Machado

Writer-director Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”) excels in his decision to direct the story with gorgeous, bright, bold colors but seems to flounder in telling his story in a way that resonates for children and adults. His script seems aimed at elementary school-aged children, with light-hearted and easy humor, but it fails to hold interest beyond a few scenes.

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