The Super Mario Bros. Movie

critic Reviews

, 59% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • While it's nowhere near as thrilling as turtle tipping your way to 128 lives, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a colorful -- albeit thinly plotted -- animated adventure that has about as many Nintendos as Nintendon'ts.
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    Peter TraversABC News
    This lively computer-animated take on the video game just opened and it’s already the biggest box-office smash of 2023. Despite lapses into dull and disposable, it’s also a godsend for parents seeking family entertainment for the 5-year-old in all of us.
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    John WilmesChicago Reader
    Among the many errors of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, screenwriter Matthew Fogel plops him and his brother Luigi into a milquetoast Brooklyn family that doubts them and disrespects their small-business dreams.
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    Dylan RothObserver
    It is the laziest possible version of a Mario movie, and for most viewers, young and old, that’ll be totally acceptable.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    The whole package is a deranged mishmash of overstimulating elements.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    A frantic Easter egg hunt of a film that does the bare minimum to please its loyal existing fanbase.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    The film belts along with an assault of candy colours and a commendable command of canonical detail.
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    Calum CooperCinerama Film
    All movies exist to sell, but this exists to sell everything but the movie. It’s not a love letter – it’s soulless capitalism. The Super Mario Bros Movie is an imagination-free wasteland where cinematic storytelling goes to die.
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    Ankit OjhaCinema Elite
    A specific sequence set across the streets of Brooklyn is a gorgeous nod to the 2D platformer aesthetic. It might be my favorite adaptation of the gamified visual look to the big screen since “Tron: Legacy.”
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    Joonatan ItkonenToisto.net
    The Super Mario Bros. Movie, on the other hand, is so cynical and dated right out of the gate that it makes something as inherently positive as Mario feel just a tad distasteful.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    The Marvel Cinematic Universe playbook of wry comments instead of real humor has become the dominant form of “comedy” in present day Hollywood.
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