Minions

Minions

Kyle Balda (2015)

87min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Despicable Me's lovable yellow sidekicks get their own movie in this prequel that sends the intrepid trio of Kevin, Stuart and Bob to 1960s London in search of a truly evil leader. That's about it with regard to plot, but there's plenty of fun to be had from the charmingly stupid critters as they get themselves into various comedy scrapes. Of the new additions to the cast, Sandra Bullock throws herself into voicing maniacally insecure villain Scarlett Overkill, while Jon Hamm gets some of the biggest laughs as her husband sidekick. With its rapid-fire succession of gags and pratfalls, Minions feels like a Three Stooges movie for the under-tens.

Summary

A race of strange, babbling yellow creatures has served the cause of evil throughout the history of the world. In the 1960s, three of these eternal henchmen get a job working for a criminal genius who is hatching a plot against the British crown - but while carrying out her orders, they uncover a threat to their whole species. Animated comedy, with the voices of Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton.

Cast & Crew

Scarlett Overkill Sandra Bullock
Minions Kevin, Bob and Stuart Pierre Coffin
Herb Overkill Jon Hamm
Walter Nelson Michael Keaton
Madge Nelson Allison Janney
Professor Flux / Tower Guard Steve Coogan
Narrator Geoffrey Rush
Queen Elizabeth II Jennifer Saunders
Director Kyle Balda
Director Pierre Coffin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 Jun 2015
Comedy Drama Children's