A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 16
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 1
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Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.7/5
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The lovable characters from the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schulz appear in this full-length feature. The perennial failure Charlie Brown attends the National Spelling Bee and manages the worst sandlot team in the history of baseball. Linus loses and retrieves his security blanket. Snoopy the beagle dances wildly and plays shortstop. The irascible Lucy Van Pelt tricks Charlie Brown into kicking the football, but at the last minute she pulls it back and sends him flying onto his back.
Dec 4, 1969 Wide
Mar 28, 2006
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An hour and a half is a long time for any child -- or beagle -- to be amusing, and the whimsy that attempts to fill the time frequently falters.
Schulz's script maintains much of the irony of the strips, but the injections of whimsy put its appeal uneasily between adults and children.
The popular comic strip was made into a nice, Oscar-nominated big-screen entertainment.
The animated adventures of the 'Peanuts' gang come off surprisingly well in this feature-length treatment, largely because the film is faithful to the spirit of the famous comic strip.
The appeal of Schultz's pop philosophy hasn't faded in forty years: this kind of sincerity can't be faked.
Charming; still the best of the 'Peanuts' feature films
Many people I know swear to this day that they learned the 'i' before 'e' spelling rule from the jingle in this movie.
All the charm, poignancy and even melancholy of "Peanuts" faithfully captured on the big screen.
Audience Reviews for A Boy Named Charlie Brown
- Linus Van Pelt: I understand how you feel. You worked really hard, with the spelling bee and all, and you made a fool out of yourself and everything. But have you notice something, Charlie Brown?
- Charlie Brown: What's that?
- Linus Van Pelt: The World didn't come to an end.
- Lucy Van Pelt: [pulls away football while Charlie Brown tries to kick it]
- Charlie Brown: [lands on back]
- Lucy Van Pelt: And now for the surprise! Would you like to see how that looked on instant reply? Hum de dum dee dee...
- Charlie Brown: Instant replay!
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