Sunday 18 February 2024

REVIEW: Migration (2024 Film) - Stars Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, and Danny DeVito

Review by Jon Donnis
"Migration" takes audiences on a delightful adventure with a family of mallards as they embark on an unforgettable journey from New England to Jamaica. Directed by Benjamin Renner and produced by Illumination, this animated comedy offers a charming blend of heartwarming moments, humorous escapades, and stunning animation.

The plot revolves around Mack Mallard, a cautious father, who reluctantly agrees to let his family migrate after some persuasion from his wife, Pam, and his adventurous daughter, Gwen. Joined by Mack's skeptical Uncle Dan, the Mallards set off on their migration journey, encountering various challenges and colorful characters along the way.

One of the film's strongest aspects is its beautiful animation, which brings the characters and settings to life with vivid detail. From the lush landscapes of New England to the bustling streets of New York City, each scene is visually captivating and adds depth to the storytelling.

The voice cast delivers stellar performances, with Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks shining as the voices of Mack and Pam Mallard, respectively. Awkwafina's portrayal of Chump, the feisty pigeon gang leader, adds a delightful dose of humor to the mix, while Danny DeVito's Uncle Dan brings a grumpy yet endearing charm to the character.

The film's humour is another highlight, with clever one-liners and wacky hijinks keeping both children and adults entertained throughout. Despite its predictable plot, "Migration" makes up for it with its heartwarming moments and endearing characters.

In summary, "Migration" is a heartwarming and entertaining film that will appeal to audiences of all ages. With its beautiful animation, talented voice cast, and charming story, it earns a solid 9 out of 10. Whether you're a fan of animated comedies or simply looking for a feel-good movie to enjoy with the family, "Migration" is sure to delight.

Out in UK cinemas now

And on digital in the US at

Migration will be available to buy or rent at home from 4th March in the UK.