Excerpt: To those outside of its heteronormative clutches, the film plays rather like an excellent case study for theories related to population control and the weird social experiment that families tend to resemble.
Excerpt: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is actually pleasingly solid family entertainment that even makes some bold (or questionable) choices within the Disney banner to go with its accident-filled, “jumping from the frying pan into the fire” plot. If that’s what a pleasant surprise sounds like, then we’ll take it.
Excerpt: Though one can name lots of worse family movies, if not horrible, terrible, and very bad this one is–considering its pedigree and the quality of the cast–disappointingly mediocre.
David William Upton @ So So Gay
Excerpt: Alexander… thrives on destruction, gleefully watching as things collapse, explode and burn. It all lives just within the boundaries of realistic, escaping the need to make the audience complicit in Alexander’s belief in the moment of magic granted to him.