—Ella Taylor LA Weekly
A devilishly entertaining curveball thrown at unsuspecting family audiences...
—Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times
...does not seem to be a cynical marketing tool.
—Jim Emerson Chicago Sun-Times
...tries significantly harder to make audiences care about the characters instead of just the gags, even though a few of those gags are howl-out-loud hilarious. But it's hard for pathos and poop to comfortably co-exist on one screen.
—Tasha Robinson Onion AV Club
...a diffuse-feeling but in fact tightly structured sci-fi fairy tale replete with creepy/adorable CGI effects...
—Glenn Kenny Premiere
...a sop to kiddie sentimentality that barely skirts rancid cutesiness by sheer virtue of its strange details...
—Fernando F. Croce Slant Magazine
...a fitfully entertaining, self-conscious homage to E.T..
—Lou Lumenick New York Post
...comes off as beleaguered, if not irrefutably adorable.
—Chris Cabin filmcritic.com
...as clumsy and awkward as his previous films were stylishly silly.
—Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly