• Minions isn’t interested in provoking anything — neither ideas nor emotion. It would like to bombard you with yellow to the point where you switch your brain off and slump in the cinema. At least that way you can distract yourself from the fact that you bought into the publicity machine and paid for a thoroughly uninspired and dull movie.

  • Ronita Torcato
    Ronita Torcato
    The Free Press Journal


    …brightly coloured and laden with music, the movie is paisa vasool time pass slapstick. Small children may find some of the scenes distressing but teens and adults will enjoy the music and deciphering minionese’ (I did) a mish mash of gibberish and words from languages like Spanish, French, Swahili and I thought I even heard Marathi!

  • The characters are amusing, the colour palette gorgeous and the gags suitably silly but if you are looking for a cogent storyline you have to bring along a magnifying glass. Bullock doesn’t really fire on all cylinders and after a point the narrative, like its principal characters, gets a bit wobbly as the directors literally go for Overkill.

  • The yellow-coloured minions are among the most critic-proof animated characters ever created. Considered opinion and critical distance are useless defenses against the sight of even a single one of the mites with its wide eyes and goofy grin bobbing across the screen…It’s sometimes aimless, often hilarious and always silly, everything you would expect the minions to be.