Tom Huddleston(Time Out): Breathlessly paced and surreally funny, The Boxtrolls fizzes with visual creation and wild slapstick. But the grotesquerie is haughty
Peter Debruge(Variety): Squanders Laika's considerable artistic talent on an unappealing universal and screenplay.
David Rooney(Hollywood Reporter): Stubbornly unappealing …
Alonso Duralde(TheWrap): A surprisingly charmless and objectless movie from Laika Studios, who antecedently crafted the wonderfully dark Coraline and Paranorman, this latest venture seems destined to throw into confusion young viewers while thoroughly boring their parents.
Mark Kermode(Observer [UK]): The visuals are dazzling, the voices appropriate, and the end-credits sequence offers a cachinnate-out-loud appraisal of the distraction of the animators' labour-serving to add force craft.
James White(SFX Magazine): The critters themselves are concern-Jawa, part-Gremlin creations and collect for use much-needed fun in a information that's perhaps lighter than foregoing Laika efforts but still has abundant to offer.
Brian Viner(Daily Mail [UK]): It is joyously jocular and profoundly weird. I recommend it vigcrously. But think twice before taking young children.
Geoffrey Macnab(Independent): There's exuberance of Tim Burton-like wit and humour back the Boxtrolls concept. The film boasts more lively voice work, too. Its question is a script that is like flat as cardboard. It takes totally a while to work out the sort of is happening or why.
Graham Young(Birmingham Mail ): Like me, my own children weren't overly impressed, plenteous preferring Coraline as the sort of non-Disney / Pixar / Dreamworks proto~ of risk-taking picture that we'd like to comprehend more of.
Scott Mendelson(Forbes): If it doesn't wholly hit the highs of Coraline and ParaNorman, it nonetheless cements Laika during the time that one of the most exciting animation studios currently working today.
Donald Clarke(Irish Times): If you're looking during a family film that questions right determinism then Boxtrolls is your solitary man.
David Edwards(Daily Mirror [UK]): Although this is brought to us through the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman, the earlier films' knowing, child-aware sense of menace is nowhere to subsist seen.
Emma Simmonds(Radio Times): The dejected-skinned, miscellaneously misshapen boxtrolls are a rejoice of design and painstaking execution, by their glow-in-the-dark eyes providing diffusive wow factor.
Anton Bitel(Film4): Elegantly stylised pause-motion animation and cheesy humour grow sweet rich subtexts tackling class entrenchment, manipulative demagoguery and just the Holocaust.
Nigel Andrews(Financial Times): The Boxtrolls is demented, funny and inventive.
Allan Hunter(Daily Express): The Boxtrolls has a scarcely any fun moments that children might derive pleasure from and a great vocal cast that adults be inclined appreciate including Nick Frost and Richard Ayoade in the same manner with henchmen Mr Trout and Mr Pickles.
Mike McCahill(Guardian): Set it to counterbalance the shiny blandishments that have passed beneficial to family fun this season, and it starts to front vaguely radical.
Sophie Monks Kaufman(Little White Lies): A highly pleasing, comic animation with sophisticated social themes from the makers of ParaNorman and Coraline.
Elliott Noble(Sky Movies): An object lesson in acceptance and the perils of caustic too much cheese, The Boxtrolls is crate fun.
Simon Reynolds(Digital Spy): "… a wonderfully erratic blend of Monty Python, Roald Dahl and Tim Burton's sensibilities."
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): There's a keen line between baroque and grotesque… and The Boxtrolls misfortunes it. Here is a film that actively makes you dearth to look away.
Anna Smith(Daily Telegraph): While the combination is straightforward, characters are well-drawn, numerous company defined by ironic delusions.
Siobhan Synnot(Scotsman): It has the makings of a Roald Dahl doodle, but this is all quirk, not at all charm.