Boss Baby, The 4K Ultra HD

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DreamWorks Home Entertainment
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Some mild rude humor.
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Tom McGrath
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Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
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Based on the book by Marla Frazee, "The Boss Baby" follows the story of seven-year-old Tim Templeton (Bakshi) suddenly finding his share of parental love plummeting when his new baby brother (Baldwin) arrives—wearing a suit and tie and toting a briefcase—and makes it clear to everyone that he's in charge. But when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is on a secret mission, he reluctantly agrees to team up with his pint-sized sibling for an epic adventure that might just change the world! (Cailan Moss)

The 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD HDR 10 picture was digitally rendered and sourced from a Digital Intermediate format (unknown whether 2K or 4K) and reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display. Picture quality is excellent, especially as related to color fidelity. Colors are amazingly spectacular exhibiting bold hues with excellent depth. Hues are intricately varied throughout and pop off the screen. Resolution also is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout. For example, hair is finely defined, exhibiting each fine strand as well as various toys and other textures. Contrast is superb with deep, solid blacks and bright highlights that showcase the high dynamic range of the imagery. The picture is pristine throughout. Imagery is simply superb and reference quality. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack is rather unexpectedly frontal focused with surrounds that are mostly subtle with the occasional sound effect that energizes. Sound effects are aggressively panned across the soundstage. Surprisingly, there is little Immersive Sound contributed by the height channels other than subtle music and subtle ambiance at times, but most often the height channels are silent. The orchestral score is quite active and delivers a wide soundstage presence. There are lots of sound effects panned throughout the soundstage. Dialogue is consistently intelligible and well integrated. Fidelity is excellent with the occasional deep bass extension to sub-25 Hz in support of the more dynamic sequences. While there are numerous sequence that should be enhanced with the height dimension, sadly the soundtrack fails to realize these opportunities. Still, generally this is a pleasing soundtrack that is entertaining. (Gary Reber)