Sausage Party Review: 5 Ups And 5 Downs


5. The Animation Pitches It Just Right

Sausage Party
Sony Pictures

An essential part of Sausage Party's pitch is that it looks almost indistinguishable from the other animations in cinemas this summer, something it does admirably. This isn't quite up there with what we saw in Finding Dory or even The Secret Life Of Pets, with the shading on the generic locations in particular feeling perhaps ten years old, but it's consistent enough to convince you. Importantly, it's a world away from Foodfight!

There's a bit of fun had with the medium. Not as much as was perhaps possible, but most of the best gags are visual and could only be realised in animation.

At this point it's worth recognising the controversy around the working conditions at Nitrogen, the house behind Sausage Party's animation, and let's hope if there is a sequel this major oversight is addressed.


Film Editor (2014-2016). Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.