5.7/10
84,377
333 user 253 critic

Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Comedy | 24 July 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
346 ( 30)
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.

Director: Alan Taylor
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke
San Andreas I (2015)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario
Ted 2 (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried
Spy (2015)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock
Get Hard (2015)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Director: Etan Cohen
Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie
Vacation I (2015)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

Director: Wes Ball
Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Jurassic World I (2015)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Stars: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne
Ant-Man (2015)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Matty
...
Admiral Porter
...
Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
...
...
1982 Championship MC
...
Sergeant Dylan Cohan
...
Mickey Lamonsoff
...
Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ...
Professor Iwatani
...
Michael the Robot
Edit

Storyline

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. Written by Alex Tanner

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Game on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pixeles  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,011,616 (USA) (24 July 2015)

Gross:

$78,747,585 (USA) (6 November 2015)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dan Aykroyd co-founded and co-owns Crystal Head Vodka, which the two main characters drink in the pub after the Centipede battle in England. See more »

Goofs

When they are in the bar celebrating their victory over Centipede, Violet states she was the drinking champion at West Point. Violet is, in fact, an Army, not Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel (her shirt is white, not the light blue of an Air Force uniform). In any case, cadets graduating from any of the service academies are provided the option to be commissioned into any service. Thus a West Point graduate could be commissioned into the Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force if he (she) so chose, and that does happen from time to time. See more »

Quotes

Q-Bert: [showing his trademark speech bubble with characters depicting cursing] Oh crap!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits re-run a synopsis of the movie in 8-bit style. See more »

Connections

Features Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Gone
Written by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Performed by Hall & Oates
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Easily one of Adam Sandler's best films in recent years
13 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

From the mid-90's to early 2000's, Adam Sandler was a much praised comedian with making hit comedies like Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, and 50 First Dates, but now he is liked by audiences and hated by critics for making negatively reviewed films under his Happy Madison production company like this film, Blended, Grown Ups, and most infamously Jack and Jill. Recently he has only one praised performance and that is as Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation's 2012 animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania. Now Sandler and Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) team up to make Pixels, a new action comedy where aliens send real life video games like Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, and many more. Now, President Will Cooper (played by Kevin James of Paul Blart: Mall Cop), assembles a team of arcade champions to fight off the games the aliens are projecting down. The team consists of Sam Brenner (played by Sandler), Ludlow Lamonsoff (played by Josh Gad of Frozen), and Eddie Plant (played by Peter Dinklage of Elf) to stop the aliens before its game over. Pixels is a great film with an engaging story, great visuals, funny humor, and classic nostalgia galore!


34 of 59 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anybody miss arcades? greskeneveland
Game Cheat alblmfld-1
5.7 rating is too low Invalid_User_Name
all games in the movie sundaedu
Not a flop!!!! Musicnerd672
Does this really deserve merely an 5,6? greendayfan99999
Discuss Pixels (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?