The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart
  • UK release: 4 August 2017

Gene (Miller) is a ‘meh’ emoji living in Textopolis who can’t help displaying mixed emotions. Targeted for deletion, he goes on the run with perky Hi-5 (Corden) and hacker Jailbreak (Faris). A combination of product placement, ingratiating voice work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, it’s a witless and blandly generic journey of self-discovery.

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Director: Tony Leondis Starring: (voices of) TJ Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart. Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone's very existence.

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The Emoji Movie: Express Yourself

31 Jul 20171 star

Cynical and uninspired animated adventure featuring the voices of TJ Miller and James Corden

If Pixar's Inside Out and Disney's Zootropolis showed how to immerse audiences in boldly envisioned worlds, Sony's animated kids' dud is an abject lesson in how not to do it. The seeds of a clever satire might lurk in the idea of a city of emojis living…

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