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Bee Movie (2007)

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51

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 169
Fresh: 86 | Rotten: 83

Bee Movie has humorous moments, but its awkward premise and tame delivery render it mostly forgettable.

52

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 22

Bee Movie has humorous moments, but its awkward premise and tame delivery render it mostly forgettable.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 386,418

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A recent college graduate, Barry B. Benson wants more out of life than the inevitable career that awaits him and every other worker in New Hive City--a job at Honex making honey. Barry jumps at the chance to venture out of the hive, and soon encounters a world beyond his wildest dreams. When Barry inadvertently meets a quirky florist named Vanessa, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of beedom--he talks to her. A friendship soon develops, and Barry gets a guided crash course in the ways of the

Mar 11, 2008

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All Critics (171) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (86) | Rotten (83) | DVD (25)

Personally, I think I liked "nothing" better.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: NPR.org
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Passes the time, but undoutedly one for the little 'uns.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It's impersonal. It doesn't come from anywhere interesting.

November 17, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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Rock has but two scenes in the film, but he needs a hundred more. Give the man his own movie, please, if only because it'd bee far better than this one.

November 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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This is a beautifully animated, cleverly executed, warm and funny adventure.

November 6, 2007 | Comment (1)
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The movie's more than cute, funny, and (at 81 minutes) brisk enough to move families in and out of the multiplex in mass quantities, like the social insects we are.

November 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Slate
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Its moral that even the smallest creature can make a world of difference is one to be appreciated. It is a shame, however, that it could not keep up its energetic and fun pace established within its first act.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

The hyperactive comic randomness is deadening

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

A consistently amusing bit of animated whimsy from funnyman Jerry Seinfeld that has the observational comic's fingerprints all over it.

August 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Times-Picayune
Times-Picayune

Has there ever been an uglier animated feature? The eerie, fever-dream-like faux three-dimensionality, the cyborg-like humanoids, the septic, etiolated colors.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

... may not be "about nothing," but it is not about much more than the puny pun in the title.

July 5, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

A kids movie with a moral, that's rare!...

June 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

...tries mightily to be cute and cuddly, and in this regard it succeeds...at least for kids.

May 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Seinfeld's pleasingly idiosyncratic comic voice comes through in the haphazard, slaphappy storyline. [Blu-Ray]

May 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Comments (2)
Groucho Reviews

[T]his comedy provides sporadic chuckles but, you'll pardon the expression, drones on for much of its running time.

May 1, 2008 Full Review Source: MSNBC

Bland, watered-down Seinfeld-ian humor for kids, amusing at best, grating at worst.

April 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Comments (2)
Window to the Movies

Relentlessly uneven yet basically entertaining...

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Without a particularly strong storyline and loaded with only modestly enjoyable gags, it putts along like a familiar old jalopy, reasonably likeable if eminently forgettable.

April 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Bee Movie is a solid mix of comforting gags, clever language and a meandering plot that doesn't seem to have enough gas to stretch out into a full feature.

March 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Views

never sappy, often clever, and always great to look at. In short the perfect vehicle to keep the kiddies (and their adults) amused while getting across a well-framed message about species interdependence

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

Bee-boundaries are so last-year and fans are likely to understand it in Seinfeldian-hysterical terms. To the rest of us it's an overstretched been-there, seen-that concept.

March 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

Decade-old leftovers reaching for laughs.

March 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

I can't believe I'm going to say it, but this film is as busy as a bee.

March 4, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

Dreamworks Animation is not Pixar, no matter how hard it tries. Dreamworks' animated films lack the sort of effortless charm, animated grace and satirical wit that Pixar seems to generate instinctively.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette | Comments (2)
Colorado Springs Gazette

Bee Movie is a light, moderately entertaining romp. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

February 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Times
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Audience Reviews for Bee Movie

its was ok reallly has really funny parts so worth a watch
March 23, 2012
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ENOUGH WITH THE METAPHORS AND THE GODAMN PUNS! They made this film so bloody annoying! The animation isn't really anything we've not seen before fro Dreamworks and it's an appauling outing. The main character is just SO IRRITATING and the story is nothing original. It's an instantly forgettable film that is appropriately titled B-MOVIE....
August 16, 2011
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OK
August 12, 2011
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    1. Vanessa Bloome: How did you learn to do that?
    2. Barry B. Benson: Do what?
    3. Vanessa Bloome: That, that-- the talking thing?
    4. Barry B. Benson: Same way you did, I guess. Mama, dada, honey, you pick it up.
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