• G, 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Kids & Family
  • Directed By:
    Steve Gomer
    In Theaters:
    Apr 3, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 1, 1998
  • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

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Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie Reviews

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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With very little modification, this archly innocuous children's musical could have been marketed as a sequel to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 16, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Although technically superior to the low-rent Barney videos, pic, which was shot in the country near Montreal, still has a bargain-budget look.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 16, 2008
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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This spin-off from the TV series featuring the large purple felt dinosaur of awesome good nature is emetically wholesome.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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To those of us on the greying side of five years old, Barney looks like an eggplant and has a rigor-mortis smile, no shoulders, a huge rear end and the sort of nervous giggle that makes you think he has something to hide.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 12, 2002
David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
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Barney looks both more real and more magical on video; on film, he's clearly a doofus in a felt outfit.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you like him on TV, you'll like him here, too.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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Pre-schoolers, however, will find enough to keep them occupied, and won't mind the cheesy effects.

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Patricia S. McCormick
New York Times
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Although the film is longer than the television and video segments children this age are accustomed to, the pacing is brisk enough to hold them.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie has a flimsy plot, but who cares? Barney, one of the most popular television characters in history, is what viewers want to see, and there's plenty of him.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

January 1, 1800
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