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The Mitchells vs the Machines

  • 2020
  • Michael Rianda
  • 110 mins
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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

With its eye-popping animation, gleefully anarchic humour and heartfelt father-daughter narrative, this dazzling comedy is every bit the kind of film you'd expect from the producers of The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Movie-loving teenager Katie (voiced by Broad City's Abbi Jacobson) can't wait to go to university, not least to get away from her overprotective dad (Danny McBride). A fraught situation is made worse when he packs the whole family into the car to take Katie to college, only for their road trip to be thrown off course by a robot uprising. Can the Mitchells set aside their differences and save the planet? Though it's stuffed with visual gags and outrageously funny set pieces (many involving pet pug Doug), the film never loses sight of its human characters. They imbue this kaleidoscopic feast for the eyes with real heart, ensuring that while The Mitchells vs the Machines is a nonstop gag-fest, it's also a warm and witty celebration of family. And pugs.

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Credits

Cast

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Katie Mitchell / Dog CopAbbi Jacobson
Rick MitchellDanny McBride
Linda MitchellMaya Rudolph
Aaron MitchellMichael Rianda
MarkEric André
PALOlivia Colman
DeborahBot 5000Fred Armisen
Eric / PAL Max RobotsBeck Bennett
Hailey PoseyChrissy Tiegen
Jim PoseyJohn Legend
PAL Max PrimeBlake Griffin

Crew

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DirectorMichael Rianda
Co directorJeff Rowe

Details

Released on
2020-10-09
Formats
Colour
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