The Boxtrolls

Mild violence, threat.

About this Film

Lovingly-crafted stop-motion animation 'The Boxtrolls' tells the tale of a young boy's adventure with the Boxtrolls, a group of adorable, underground-dwelling monsters.

Inhabiting caves below the streets and combing through people's rubbish, the kind and quirky Boxtrolls are misunderstood by humans, with the exception of Eggs - an orphan boy they have raised as their own. When the lovable monsters find themselves under threat from an exterminator, Eggs must try to save his adoptive family.

'The Boxtrolls' is based on Alan Snow's book 'Here Be Monsters!' and is produced by Laika, the animation studio behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman'.

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  • Genre
    Adventure, Animated, Comedy
  • Cast members
    Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright
  • Running time
    97 minutes
  • Directed by
    Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
  • Language


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Great Fun

Reviewer: Butters Date: 2015-05-24

Those with a sensitive disposition or an inclination towards the more sweetly animated features may be horrified in parts, but this is great fun, reminds me of the stories of Roald Dahl - creepy fun from the makers of Paranorman & Coraline.


Reviewer: The funniest film ever Date: 2014-12-30

I Went to the odeon to see boxtrolls and I found it very funny and would go and see this film again :)


Reviewer: tizerDate: 2014-10-19

I really enjoyed this film,I took my 7 year old daughter and she loved it. She didn't get scared or upset with the movie we would watch it again.

Horrible dont go

Reviewer: Jula0503Date: 2014-10-07

We took a group of 7, 9 and 10 yr olds - not one of them enjoyed it - dull, hideous, violent and dark. Killing mentioned a lot . Animation is artistic certainly not like happy Despicable Me films !!

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