Minions

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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
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
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

6934 global ratings

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Just trying to help =)Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The 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.
10 people found this helpful
GadgetFamilyReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A 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.
23 people found this helpful
Gerilyn CarlsonReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
I 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.
10 people found this helpful
DWCReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This 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.
3 people found this helpful
HMS WarspiteReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good 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.
13 people found this helpful
KeysalynnReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Minions
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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
12 people found this helpful
amnesiamooseReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great deal
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My son likes this movie and seems drawn to anything animated that doesn’t rely on language (this, TsumTsum, and Sunny Bunnies shorts on Disney Channel). I think he likes that they rely on tone, expression, and action instead of words he doesn’t understand yet to tell the story. For five bucks, getting a Blu-ray and a digital copy of a relatively new and popular kids’ movie is great! It also says it has three shorts we haven’t watched yet. We got this mostly to load to our tablet for travel when internet isn’t available but I’m sure we’ll watch at home also.
Lynda DunbarReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Movie
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We bought this movie mainly out of curiosity. We've seen ads for these movies frequently on tv and even more frequently see references to them. I've personally never been much of a fan of animated anything, but curiosity won out. We were both pleasantly surprised by it. We definitely enjoyed it. In fact, we enjoyed it enough that we're planning to buy the next movie in the franchise. Who knows, we may end up with all of them. It does seem like this movie was developed for adults rather than kids (to satisfy the kid in all of us "grown ups"), based on the level and type of humor as well as the many references to stuff from past eras. We would definitely recommend this movie.
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