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1 h 45 min2015X-RayPG-13
Video-game champions defend Earth from an alien invasion.
Directors
Chris Columbus
Starring
Adam SandlerKevin JamesMichelle Monaghan
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Peter Dinklage
Producers
Adam SandlerAllen Covert
Studio
Columbia Pictures
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

15681 global ratings

  1. 77% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Engineer1279Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Despite the case not claiming to be digital ANYWHERE, it really does have the renew code for VUDU.
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Twice now I have ordered this movie as bluray plus ultraviolet. Both times only the disc arrived. Compare my picture to the one in the description. They are not the same.

REVISED: a couple of hours later.
I am revising my rating to three stars. The thing with movies is you only know for sure what is printed on the outside. Once you open a video, you can't return it. For whatever reason people think you are trying to pirate it. In any event, the picture of my disc did not anywhere claim to include the digital version. So I sent the first one back. The second one, I was going to just keep and buy the digital one anyway (against my better judgment). Well when I opened it, there was a certificate for renewing an UltraViolet version. I punched the code into VUDU and now have the digital item. So I am still giving this a 3-star rating because of the box. It is HIGHLY misleading.
11 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Let the nerds take over!
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The start of this movie brought back a lot of nostalgia as a bunch of kids compete in a 1980s video game competition.

The premise of the film is that aliens have come to Earth to challenge in to three old video games for the future of the planet. America’s response? “Let the nerds take over!” It’s a very fun and original take on the alien invasion theme.

The cast is very good as well. Adam Sandler plays the old cynical video king who’s given a second chance in life. Kevin James is the bumbling president. Josh Gad is the nerd conspiracy theorist. Peter Dinklage is the egotist.
2 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved this movie
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I laughed, I cried, I was back in the first game room in Anchorage at Jewel Lake Bowl in 1980 with all my friends and all the newest video games while watching this movie. My kids stared as I giggled, screamed at the screen, and I cheered when certain songs came on or a video game long dormant in my memory made an appearance in PIXELS. I want to be in a live version of DONKEY KONG. why hasn't anyone made this a reality show? seriously. I would watch that. I loved this movie. I miss making a night of it going to the arcade with my folks to play stand up video games. all the lights flashing, the music blaring, my folks were always terrible at the games but we had so much fun. This movie should have been marketed to those of us who were on the front lines of the video revolution. I had never heard of it till this year. if I could I would go back in time for one more night of Centipede, Ms. Pac Man, Galaga, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Stargate, with my brother, friends and my folks, circa 1980, anchorage Alaska, - thank you for Pixels, it brought up great memories and when I want to relive those I will pop in Pixels and go for a ride down memory lane. great family fun flick!
13 people found this helpful
Derek J HoReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's Centipede.
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Cool, this is pretty much how I escape from work. Play, beat the game, defeat the boss, enjoy that feeling. While you don't actually get to see the 'aliens' in this movie, but everything else seems believable. That alien appears directly under the spacecraft, is that Jim Carrey by chance? I like how they turn a one-dimensional game into 3D, not super awesome, but kind of awesome. There are two little details I dislike while watching. When Sam punches the wonder kid right out of the van in the middle of the road, it's over-reacted, and unnecessary. Then later, the wonder kid tries to thank Sam for being the best or cool buddy then all the sloppy wet kissing, is also totally unnecessary. Remember that old lady in the London apartment block doing workout while the Centipede destroying the building. I just want to ask, is she deaf? Totally 100% deaf. Let me skip to the ending, when Q-bert turns into Lady Lisa and later the wonder kid the two get married I assume and the result is a bunch of little Q-berts? That's kind of freaky, disturbing, goosebumps all over my skin, don't you think?
FuriousReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sound desaster in a great movie
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I own the German verison of the 2D-BluRay an liked it A LOT!
For some totaly un-understandable reason SONY Pictures put a German DTS MA 5.1 Sound on it which is "ok" but in parallel the put an Englisch "AURO" Sound on it.
Whoever can Play AURO or has a native Setup for it... anyway.

I liked the movie so much that I searched the Internet for ATMOS versions as my home Theater has a 7.2.4 Setup for Atmos/DTSX
Found this version and finally got the time to watch it.
Surprise: the 3D disk does NOT have an Atmos track, even though the Atmos-logo is printed prominently on the back.
Don't get my wrong, the Englisch DTA MA 5.1 is way better than the German one! But also here the upmixing to ceiling Speakers kind of suck.
Then I looked at the 2D disk that came in the same box.
Finally there it is Dolby Atmos with TrueHD 7.1 core in all it's glory!
Now this is the Sound the movie deserves!
Mind blowing and earth shaking!
extremely dynamic with great sourround and ceiling Sound. definately one refference now!

Can anyone explain what Intention Sony has with the strategy?
3D-sound only on the 2D video?!? How stupid is this?!?

Stil I rate the movie 4/5, with Atmos also on 3D Version would get 5/5
6 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Boy Eats Ghost
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I thought for SURE this movie would be absolutely worthless, but I have to admit, I was tempted to give it 5-stars, as it does exactly what it should do. It plays to it's target audience. If you're an old school gamer from the dawn of videogames, or simply a retro fan, this movie will do it for you. If not, it most likely won't at all, lol. But, at the end of the day, a 5-star movie is one that changes your life. If an Adam Sandler movie ever changes your life, just end it. If you saw Happy Gilmore, and went on to win the Stanley Cup, understand that you are the single largest walking paradox reality has ever witnessed, and that can't be safe. That said, I give a Stephen Colbert tip of the hat to Adam Sandler for royally not sucking. Not "not royally sucking"... "royally not sucking". There is a difference. It's really good, man. You are still of great value to the world, so go out there and just bathe in the oceans of babes surely breaking down your front door, like a tsunami of raw desire. You killed it. /grats

PS: I didn't see Golden Axe... saved for the sequel?

*And now, the severe beating of an 80's arcade gamer, by Ogre from "Revenge of the Nerds"* (probably sounds like a lot of jingling... and crying)
One person found this helpful
H. Dunn-BarrReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie for KIds and Adults---
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I got this movie for my Grand Kids and watched with them. We loved it. Its a great idea. An Alien force finds the 1980's video games and thinks the Earth has declared war on them. But enter Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, etc to save the world. These guys are CHAMPIONS from the 1980's and they challenge the Aliens to matches playing Centipede, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, etc. The winner will save the earth. It has great graphics and some of the funniest sets --- they use the gird of New York City streets to form a HUGE PAC-MAN GAME with VW Beetles transformed to knock down the Pac-man ....fun fun fun...
JunieDPReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great for Nostalgia Purposes.
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As an old-school gamer, I spent a lot of my time at the arcades playing video games until my lunch money ran out. Having this movie in my Blu-ray collection brought back a lot of childhood memories, nevermind that it is starring Adam Sandler, to a degree, he is close to my age so I guess he can relate to those video game days at the arcades. I would recommend this to anybody nostalgic for those video game days. Movie's plot is a bit lame, but then, the throwback was worth the trip. If you happen to be an Adam Sandler fan, well don't delay to order this.
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