Since the dawn of time, Minions have served (and accidentally eliminated) history's most despicable villains. After their latest explosive mistake leaves them without an evil leader, the Minions fall into a deep depression. With the tribe on the brink of callapse, three unlikely heroes-Kevin, Stuart, and Bob-embark on a journey to find a new big boss. When their quest leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award(R) winner Sandra Bullock), our three heroes must face their biggest challenge yet: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation!.
Tom Long of gave the film a B, saying " is every bit as cute as it's supposed to be, a happily empty-headed animated frolic that rarely pauses to take a breath". of gave the film two out four stars, saying "It's not whether this prequel can mint money; that's a given. The questions is: Can the minions carry a movie all by their mischievous mini-selves? 'Fraid not". Kerry Lengel of gave the film two and a half stars out of five, saying "Despite the dizzying pace of carefully calibrated incongruities, somehow never generates more than the occasional chuckle". Christopher Orr of said, "There's plenty of high-velocity comic inanity on display to keep kids happily diverted. But the movie's major flaw is an extension of its own premise: Search as they may, the minions never find a villain worthy of their subservience". of gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "Inconsistent and undisciplined, is more an adjunct to marketing than a legitimate motion picture". Liam Lacey of gave the film two out of four stars, saying "With its episodic stream of slapstick gags, has moments of piquant absurdity, but mostly its shrill-but-cutesy anarchy works as a visual sugar rush for the preschool set".
The Minions' brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity stretches to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spinoff, with uneven but often hilarious results.