‘Missing Link’ Review Roundup: A Visual Treat With Plenty Of Humor
Meet Mr. Link, an 8ft tall, 630 pound, furry and lovable beast – and star of the new film Missing Link. In this family adventure, Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight, to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. The film stars Zach Galifianakis as Mr. Link, Hugh Jackman as Sir Lionel Frost and Zoe Saldana as Adelina Fortnight, and the trio travel the world in search of Link’s family. Written and directed by Chris Butler, and the film has a runtime of 95 minutes.
Missing Link has an 88% review rating on Rotten Tomatoes is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought. Here’s what a selection of top critics thought:
“The animation is almost too good for a story this slender — the water imagery is especially impressive. But it helps make this pleasant diversion all the more enjoyable, for bigfeet and smallfeet alike.” –Peter Howell,Toronto Star
“Ultimately, “Missing Link” feels like a “Wallace & Gromit” wanna-be without the charm or laughs.” –Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times
“What’s missing from the movie, for all its technical skill, is simply inspiration – that extra touch of wit or imagination that might elevate it from a pleasant diversion to a rare sighting.” – Ben Kenigsberg The New York Times
“With its fifth and fluffiest film – a jovial but tame comedy on identity and acceptance – the grown-up animation studio Laika dials down its sophistication in favor of accessible Disney-esque conventions.” –Tomris Laffly,Time Out
“It all goes down easily if not exactly unforgettably; a wispy slice of hirsute whimsy.” –Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly