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Igor Review Critics


Dave White Profile, Igor, are no Nightmare Before Christmas. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    The visuals are a kick; the groan-inducing dialogue isn't.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although the visuals tantalize and the actors providing the voices add a lot of sass, the result is only so-so.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    If Mel Brooks were to team up with Tim Burton, the result might be something like the loony and colorfully tantalizing animated film Igor.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    With an uneven and overstuffed script you appreciate the corner-of-the-mouth comments as delivered by Steve Buscemi.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Mad-scientist comedy is fine for younger kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, like most animated films, ads for this movie have been targeting the 5-and-up set on television. You don't have to worry about any age-inappropriate language, sexuality, or commercialism, but there are a few episodes of mild peril and cartoonish violence: Evil scientists' monstrous creations fight each other and at one point lose control and threaten the inhabitants of Malaria (the kingdom where the movie takes place). The musical Annie is featured prominently, so don't be surprised if kids want to see it afterward.

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages. Why is it so out of the ordinary for Igor to want to be a scientist? How do others' expectations affect the way we behave and the way we see ourselves? Families can also discuss how this film fits into the monster-movie genre. What does it have in common with movies about Frankenstein and the hunchback of Notre Dame? How is it different? Kids: If you could create a "monster," what would it be like?

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: The movie's message is that just because people think you're a monster doesn't mean you to have meet their low expectations -- and that we can all choose to rise above and be good.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Monsters wreak havoc, mostly against other monsters. The rest of the world is threatened by a yearly onslaught of monsters. An immortal suicidal rabbit seriously injures himself, knowing he can't die. An evil scientist is crushed, and another one dies in an explosion.

  • sex false1

    Sexy stuff: A buxom woman flirts with evil scientists; two characters fall in love.

  • language false1

    Language: Mild insults: "idiot," "stupid," "failure," etc.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: References to Inside the Actors Studio and Annie.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue