"Buster Moon a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Now faced with the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition."
Movie type: Animated Musical Comedy - This is an animated musical comedy aimed at the whole family, specifically kids. The PG rating is only due to some brief crude body function humor that is commonplace for animated features, so most parents will find this suitable for all ages. Matthew McConaughey voices the lead character, but fans of others in the voice cast such as Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and Taron Egerton may enjoy more since they also sing a number of songs.
Director: Garth Jennings
Script: Garth Jennings
Starring: Voice of Buster Moon - Matthew McConaughey , Voice of Rosita - Reese Witherspoon, Voice of Mike - Seth MacFarlane, Voice of Ash - Scarlett Johansson, Voice of Johnny - Taron Egerton
Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Susan Wloszczyna - RogerEbert.com - Top Critic: ” Its makers know all too well how to fully exploit the power of a catchy pop song.”
Sarah Miller - New York Magazine/Vulture - Top Critic: ” I ceased smiling like a big dummy only during the two points in the film which had been engineered to make me cry, at which point, voilà, tears.”
Katie Walsh - Tribune News Service - Top Critic: ” The combination of pop music and cuddly animals will prove to be an addictive combination for children and adults alike.”