Heartwarming and harmless? Sure, why not. But it's also numbing in its simplicity and often rather annoying.
Dana Rose Falcone
The combination of Home's layered message, fun score, and clever comedy make it a colorful choice for moviegoers of any age.
Anyone over 10 will see the plot twists a mile away. Kids will probably enjoy the goofy Boovs, the rainbows of colors and the music. Call me a traditionalist, but I still say the world was a better place before those darn Boovs invaded.
A surprisingly moving tale of friendship and family, dressed up as an adorably frivolous sci-fi comedy.
Maybe it's because kids sometimes feel like aliens in a grown-up world, but from E.T. and Elliott to Lilo and Stitch, pairing a child with a creature from outer space can prove to be a winning combination.
A big, fat happy meal of a movie ...
Aside from Parsons' initially amusingly mangled Yoda-like English, which gets a tad repetitive, Home doesn't stand out as fresh or particularly funny.
Tension is one of "Home's" biggest issues. There just isn't nearly enough of it. Story is another. Even a kids' movie needs more complexity and more invention.
A charming concoction with positive messages for younger children about conquering fears, understanding outsiders and knowing yourself.