6.8/10
5,005
100 user 110 critic

Missing Link (2019)

Trailer
2:24 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Prime Video

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Director:

Chris Butler

Writer:

Chris Butler
Reviews
Popularity
73 ( 2,976)

The Evolution of 'Missing Link' Star Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has moved seamlessly from superhero movies, to musicals, to rom-coms, and more. We take a look at how he went from Australian TV star to the ultimate leading man.

Watch now

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

UglyDolls (2019)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

Director: Kelly Asbury
Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe
Wonder Park (2019)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Director: Dylan Brown
Stars: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The united town of sheep and wolves lives a peaceful and quiet life until two unexpected guests turn up - a polar fox and a tiny ewe. No one ever expected them to bring a deadly danger, ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Nikolaev
Stars: Vladimir Chuprikov, Graham Halstead
Dumbo (2019)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Director: Travis Knight
Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director: Rob Letterman
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
Spy Cat (2018)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Four crazy antiheroes on the run. Their leader is the unworldly innocent, naive Marnie, a house cat who is not allowed to leave the house and only knows about real life from television. ... See full summary »

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Stars: Erik Borner, Alexandra Neldel, Axel Prahl
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Getafix/Panoramix decides it's time to pass the magic potion recipe on to a young, trustworthy druid. He looks all over Gaul with Asterix and Obelix as Demonix is out to get the recipe.

Directors: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy
Stars: Christian Clavier, Guillaume Briat, Alex Lutz
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Following the events of the first movie, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's Mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

Director: Cal Brunker
Stars: Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Stars: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An epic journey, faithfully adapted to modern-day. Christian faces distractions, challenges, and perils at every turn of the way. But ends victorious, with helpful guides, as he stays on the narrow path to the distant Celestial City.

Director: Robert Fernandez
Stars: David Thorpe, John Rhys-Davies, Kristyn Getty
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Sir Lionel Frost (voice)
David Walliams ... Mr. Lemuel Lint (voice)
Stephen Fry ... Lord Piggot-Dunceby (voice)
Matt Lucas ... Mr. Collick (voice)
Zach Galifianakis ... Mr. Link (Susan) (voice)
Timothy Olyphant ... Willard Stenk (voice)
Zoe Saldana ... Adelina Fortnight (voice)
Amrita Acharia ... Ama Lhamu (voice)
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Gamu (voice)
Emma Thompson ... The Elder (voice)
Humphrey Ker ... Doorman / General Pugh (voice)
Adam Godley ... Lord Bilge (voice)
Neil Dickson ... Doctor Roylott (voice)
Ian Ruskin Ian Ruskin ... Lord Scrivener (voice)
Matthew Wolf ... Lord Ramsbottom (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link. Written by LAIKA

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Things Are About To Get Hairy See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Film Five See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,944,950, 14 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,649,539, 11 July 2019
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Zoe Saldana and Hugh Jackman both play Marvel superheroes. Saldana is Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Jackman played Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. See more »

Goofs

Though the film takes place no later than 1886 (as evidence of the Statue of Liberty being shown under construction), Mr. Link has zips up his pants, decades before the zipper was patented. See more »

Quotes

Sir Lionel Frost: And what did you see?
Adelina Fortnight: I saw proof.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a behind-the-scenes clip in the closing credits that displays how the models and graphics were done. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ariel x Halle (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)
Original Song Produced by Josh Kaufman, Walter Martin
Horn Arranger: Stuart Bogie
String Arranger: Rob Moose
Mixed by Tchad Blake at Full Mongrel, Wales
Recording Engineer: D. James Goodwin
Recording Assistant: James Yost
Recorded at "Reservoir, NYC"
Percussion: Walter Martin
Guitar and Background Vocals: Josh Kaufman
Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Marimba, Background Vocals: Stuart Bogie
Strings Performed by Rob Moose
Drums and Percussion: Ray Rizzo
Piano and Organ: Sam Kassirer
Bass: Sam Cohen
Trumpet and Background Vocals: Jordan McLean
Trombone and Background Vocals: Raymond Mason
Sousaphone and Background Vocals: John Altieri
Background Vocals and Handclaps: Anna Nero (as Annie Nero), Elizabeth Ziman, Alecia Chakour
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Laika have done it again! :)
6 April 2019 | by alex-oceallaighSee all my reviews

This is the fifth film from the film studio Laika. Their previous films include Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016). Laika are an animation studio who use stop-motion animation such as how Aardman Animations use it in the same style for Wallace & Gromit.

There are some very famous voices in this new film. Hugh Jackman provides the voice for Sir Lionel Frost. Zoe Saldana provides the voice for a character called Adelina Fortnight, a free-spirited woman who is well able to look after herself. Then it is Zach Galifianakis who plays the innocent Sasquatch, Mr. Link, who wants to travel across the world with Sir Lionel Frost to find any other creatures similar to himself. There are also plenty of other famous voices to be heard, such as Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Amrita Acharia, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Missing Link is a wonderfully beautiful film. It reminds me of a really exciting adventure film which feels like a mix of Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and elements from a Western. Even though those influences are there, the film manages to do its own thing. It's written so well and the dialogue between the characters is hilarious. The film also looks amazing. Laika have a certain skill and technique which is ever so creative for this form of art. The film is so good that you forget that you're listening to Hugh Jackman or any of the other actors. You're under a spell watching the film and the entire spectacle of it all sweeps you away.

One of the best and most original films I have ever seen. It doesn't matter what age you are, anybody will enjoy this wonderful film! 🙂 10/10


52 of 78 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 100 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed