After conquering the box office with yellow minions and pets with secret lives, Illumination Entertainment returns with its sweetest and most charming project yet.
The concept of the movie is so baffling that it seems to have been cobbled together, madlibs-style, from pieces of other projects.
The movie doesn't come close to the humor and heart of [Illumination's] summer hit, The Secret Life of Pets.
Kids will like the animals and the mayhem and won't mind the predictable plot. Adults should appreciate the entertaining musical pairings.
Sing doesn't have the grit or the grace notes of Zootopia.. No potent metaphors here about predators and victims - the film slides by simply by shaking its sillies out. You could do worse.
The plot may be shopworn, with not much aimed at adults, but the film's message that collaboration can reap greater rewards than competition is appropriate for all ages.
It jumps around from song to song, and from plot point to plot point, unable to trust in the attention spans of modern children, or even just modern human beings.
The songs are rudimentary, the animation doesn't sparkle, the story doesn't inspire.
The animation itself might not be the most inventive out there (this isn't Pixar), but where Sing soars is in its one-by-one attention to its ensemble of beasts and its obvious passion for music