A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Reviews

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James Luxford
The National
September 1, 2011
far too reminiscent of films that have gone before it and suffers from being overly didactic about its environmental themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 28, 2011
Falls several sea miles of open water behind Pixar's Finding Nemo.
March 28, 2011
Here, director and co-writer Ben Stassen shows as much contempt for characterisation as he did with his previous feeble effort, the offensively banal insect adventure Fly Me to the Moon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
March 25, 2011
You can't fault the film's message - it just doesn't know where to take it other than just pointing it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
March 25, 2011
It seems guaranteed to infuriate anyone over seven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
March 25, 2011
Originality isn't the film's strong suit and Sammy's adventures never come close to the escapades of Nemo, but the 3D certainly earns some points with the ocean brought to dazzling, spectacular, colourful life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
March 25, 2011
A Belgian production that can boast some accomplished Finding Nemo-style underwater visuals.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 24, 2011
Turtly disappointing, turtly sanctimonious in its eco message, and turtly derived from Finding Nemo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 24, 2011
The kid-flick charm of early reels, narrated with a folksy rasp by John Hurt, gives way to a ponderous eco-fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sue Robinson
Radio Times
March 24, 2011
If you're a 3D sceptic, this is a film you must see. The underwater world of little Sammy the turtle and his friends jumps out of the screen in a riot of colour and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
March 23, 2011
[An] amiable-enough animated tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 23, 2011
A colourful distraction for kids and a pleasant dip in the ocean for those with a few more knobbles on their shell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
March 23, 2011
The characters are thin, the dialogue is bland and the animation is plasticky, though the 3D effects are sometimes interesting in a lurid, sub-Pixar fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
March 21, 2011
Five star entertainment for the under-tens, deduct two stars for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
March 16, 2011
With endless shots of underwater landscapes propping up an episodic narrative, this is less Finding Nemo than one long screensaver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
February 18, 2011
The story doesn't do anything near enough to keep you involved for the 88-minute runtime, aimlessly meandering forward without even a whiff of narrative structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 16, 2011
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