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Minions (2015)

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Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Scarlet Overkill (voice)
Jon Hamm ... Herb Overkill (voice)
Michael Keaton ... Walter Nelson (voice)
Allison Janney ... Madge Nelson (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Professor Flux (voice)
Jennifer Saunders ... The Queen (voice)
Geoffrey Rush ... Narrator (voice)
Steve Carell ... Young Gru (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... The Minions (voice)
Katy Mixon ... Tina (voice)
Michael Beattie ... VNC Announcer (voice)
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Sumo Villain (voice)
Dave Rosenbaum ... Fabrice (voice)
Alex Dowding Alex Dowding ... Royal Advisor (voice)
Paul Thornley ... News Reporter (voice)
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Storyline

Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From the T-Rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart, and lovable little Bob on a global road trip. They'll earn a shot to work for a new boss, the world's first female supervillain, and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suoiuiw See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,200,000, 12 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$336,045,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,163,534,901
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Before Scarlet's (Sandra Bullock's) test starts for new henchman, you can see Richard Nixon get pushed by the wrestler villain at Villain Con. See more »

Goofs

The "Queen of England" urges one of the minions not to get "mad". An older English person would never use the term "mad" in that context; she would say "angry" or "cross". See more »

Quotes

Scarlett Overkill: [after giant Kevin has saved Stuart and Bob] So that's your plan? Make yourself a BIGGER target?
[starts blasting at Kevin with her Lava Lamp guns]
Kevin the Minion: AHHH!
[runs away]
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Crazy Credits

There are various jokes with the Minions as the end-credits initially scroll, followed by an extended post-credits sequence in which Kevin, Stuart and Bob perform a version of The Beatles song "Revolution" and most of the characters from the movie re-appear. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Norm of the North (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Revolution
Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Produced by Emmanuel Kiriakou (as Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou) and Andrew Goldstein (as Andrew "Goldstein" Goldstein)
Performed by Pierre Coffin, Nölwenn Roberts, Joy Poirel, Kyle Balda and Marie Parodi
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Bloody awful.
16 July 2015 | by davidmsneddonSee all my reviews

My seven year old was excited to see it. I expected it to be pish. But it was worse than I imagined. I fell asleep a few times but the annoying yelling pretend dialogue woke me up. I couldn't even get a nap out of my wasted afternoon. At least I didn't have to worry about my kid laughing too loudly and disturbing anyone else's sleep. He got bored too. Just utter crap. They clearly spent a lot on the music. The Beatles, the kinks, and van Halens eruption as a guitar solo at the merciful end to this travesty of a film. If only they had spent the money on a scriptwriter rather than the over- caffeinated sixth graders they got hopped up on juice boxes before handing them some paper to defecate on and call that a script. The humor in the film was non existent. I expected lots of broad fart jokes and low brow stupidity aimed at chimps, five year olds, and the same kind of morons who made Kevin James a star. What I got was obvious pop culture references not as punchlines or set up for jokes. Just there. As if the existence of a reference to something recognizable was in and of itself funny. Perhaps it served as a confidence booster for the gump-like, slack jawed, troglodytes that were the target audience. They could all feel jolly clever after recognizing such obscure references as the Beatles. Well done. If I had a time machine and only choose to change one thing in the pas, forget hitter, I would go back to stop whoever green lit this cinematic excretion.


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