Minions

 (6,109)6.41 h 31 min2015X-RayPG
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Directors
Pierre CoffinKyle Balda
Starring
Sandra BullockJon HammMichael Keaton
Genres
ComedyKidsAction
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Allison JanneySteve CooganJennifer SaundersPierre CoffinGeoffrey Rush
Producers
Chris MeledandriJanet Healy
Studio
Universal Pictures
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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GadgetFamilyReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2016
4.0 out of 5 starsA Great Movie just not Despicable
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When I heard that the Minions were getting their own movie I was kind of excited, since I enjoyed them in Despicable Me so much but the more I thought about it the more I wondered how it would work. Fortunately for me, the writers of the movie are very creative and they came up with a good movie and something fun for the family to watch. The story really doesn't need to exist, not the primary one at least. You leave the movie wondering if it was necessary to have the villain in the movie for anything but the canvas to advance the minions scenes. I actually enjoyed the evolution scenes more than anything but Bullock is interesting if not necessarily needed as the primary villain. The plot is forgettable but the fun tidbits make up for all of that and I rated it (graded on a children's movie scale) a four star. If I remove the laughter and fun my daughters had watching the movie I would rate it a three but the purpose of the movie is to make kids laugh and have a good time so I didn't. Actually, after saying that I should give it a five...my seven year old almost wet herself a few times she was laughing so hard and my four year old still talks about her favorite scenes. It's definitely a good one to own, it's great to be able to watch something with the kids and chuckle and although it has a few "4 year old level" inappropriate scenes, it really does end up being a solid family movie.
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Just trying to help =)Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsThe minions!
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Okay, Im not reviewing the movie here, the movie is a great kids movie but I am assuming you already know that and thus want to buy the DVD. What I am reviewing here is this DVD package for sale. I bought the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy and am very glad I did. The DVD we keep in the car, the blue ray in the home theatre and the digital we uploaded to our apple TV and is viewable on all of our devices. Quality is great and everything worked as it should. Very happy with this order and it shipped incredibly fast. Definitely a good buy. When I bought it it was 17.99, that was in 2016. I am reviewing it now 3 years later and its 9.99. That's a steal for 3 different copies... and as much as this Blu-ray has been played it still works great.
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DWCReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsThis movie is for informed adults and innocent children
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This movie makes me laugh. There are so many sight-gags, plays on words, situational comedy and a wide variety of other comedic techniques, it keeps you laughing. It is also entirely absurd, which is why it's so charming. The language of the minions is entirely gibberish, but it works. Its mood music for the scene. As a prequel it has a documentary quality that explains the origin story of the Minion criminal culture, a trend in movies seeking to explain utterly invented situations and characters. Now, for kids, my thought is they will get it but scrambling their brains early with so many crazy ideas might not be the best thing. And did I mention that physics does not apply to anything going on in this movie.
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HMS WarspiteReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2016
4.0 out of 5 starsGood for laughs...
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"Minions" is the prequel to the two "Despicable Me" movies, featuring the origins of the Minions and their long journey across space and time to find Gru, their master-to-be. Turns out the Minions have been around since the dawn of time, serving many masters, most of whom come to a bad end. With the tribe stranded in the Arctic without a suitable villain to serve, three minions set out on a long journey to find a new boss.

Kevin, Stuart, and Bob will make their way to New York City, Orlando, and finally London, to take service under Scarlett Overkill (nicely voiced by Sandra Bullock). Scarlett's dream is to steal the crown of the Queen of England and take her place on the throne. Somewhat, that evil scheme doesn't quite work out as planned. Oh, did I mention it is 1968 in London, with suitable fashions, music, and slang?

There are plenty of laughs in the movie, and the young at heart will find plenty that is funny. Unlike the earlier movies, the Minions have to carry the dramatic weight of the storyline, a role that doesn't entirely facilitate their comedy. This reviewer did get plenty of laughs out of the 1960's parody, including a well-done turn on a young and feisty Queen Elizabeth II. Recommended, especially if you have youth in your viewing party.
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KeysalynnReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2017
4.0 out of 5 starsMinions
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Really weird movie... But I bought this for my niece, and she likes to annoy everyone in the house by playing this over and over. Pretty sure this makes me an awesome Aunt, and that my sister hates me. So, if you want to have children 3-10 super entertained at a movie where there are very few words, action, kid humor and other weird things, this movie will have it
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Gerilyn CarlsonReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsI think this is an unauthorized copy of the movie
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I think this is an unauthorized copy. During play the audio mutes and a message saying "the content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device." CINAVIA MESSAGE CODE 3.
SO WE HAVE A MOVIE THAT PLAYS THE VIDEO BUT HAS A BLACK BOX OVER IT WITH NO AUDIO. Hasn't happened every time we play it, but it is very annoying when it does while all the little kids are trying to watch.
6 people found this helpful
rockermomlizReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing price/Great Christmas gift
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I bought 2 of these; 1 for my kids for Christmas and 1 for a Childrens hospital donation I am doing. The price was amazing, I thought about buying more, but I wouldn't know what to do with them. My son saw one of them when they got delivered and was happy because he thought it was for him. Technically it is but I told him that it was for the donation box. He understood but said that he would've liked for it to be for him and his siblings because they like it. I'm sure glad I bought them one as well. :)
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Happy BuyerReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsVery cute and funny. Great for the whole family
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Very cute and funny. Great for the whole family. If you love the minions from the first two Despicable Me movies, then you will enjoy the story of how they came to be. There is something for everyone in this movie ranging from the youngest viewer to the oldest. Sure it is unrealistic, but that's part of the fun (and you should change your expectation of cartoons if you are looking for realism). Gave this as a gift to the minion fan in my life and she loves this movie. She watches it at least once a month. I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun family cartoon movie.
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