Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Reviews

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James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 14, 2011

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer begins with bedazzled credits, and it's downhill from there.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
June 14, 2011

It is aimed at kids and as far as I could tell it pleased the kid audience - so adults will just have to grin and bear it.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Grae Drake
Movies.com
June 13, 2011

Mostly it's all poop picnics, blue barf, and Urkel (Jaleel White) playing a banjo.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 12, 2011

Heather Graham is 41? No way! (That's about the only thing I got out of this movie)

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
William Goss
Film.com
Top Critic
June 12, 2011

Fun must be won, earned, dominated - it is only through competition that we Moodists may demonstrate our true worth to the fearless leader and her spastic cause.

Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
June 11, 2011

It's hard to fault the cheesy cheeriness at work here, but this should not in any sense be confused with a great film, or even a good one from the adult point of view, and they should consider themselves warned when it come to sitting through it

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
June 11, 2011

Tediously slapstick, trying even to the most juvenile audiences - wait for the DVD

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
June 11, 2011

Children will enjoy the gross-out moments and comic disasters and everyone else will enjoy looking at very pretty Heather Graham. As a movie, though, it's a bummer.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Amy Amatangelo
Boston Herald
June 10, 2011

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer begins with bedazzled credits, and it's downhill from there.

Full Review | Original Score: C -
Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies
June 10, 2011

A comedy about young kids for young kids that feels like it was made by young kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
June 10, 2011

Judy Moody And The NOT Bummer Summer is as manic as kids on a sugar rush and just as exhausting for the adults they're with.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
June 10, 2011

Popular book heroine gets a bummer adaptation.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 10, 2011

...bears a lot in common with last year's "Ramona and Beezus" if those characters had ADD and were a little less goody-two-shoes. Director John Schultz uses a visual style dialed to 11...to make sure kids won't be bored for a second

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic
June 10, 2011

There isn't even, really, any point. There is, however, throw-up, poo, pee and lots of running around and screaming.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
June 10, 2011

A reference to Mary Poppins serves as a reminder that all kids' movies don't have to be stupid and obnoxious, but this one shows contempt for children of all ages.

Dave White
Movies.com
June 10, 2011

It's the kind of movie where the kids grinningly display chewed-up peas they've been saving for you in their mouths, so enter with those sorts of expectations.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
June 10, 2011

If you need to entertain kids for a couple of hours this summer, then Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer fits the bill. But if you're looking to be entertained as well, you may want to select another film.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
June 10, 2011

This is a movie targeted at young girls that will certainly make them laugh but won't teach them much.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
June 10, 2011

A cotton candy movie. It's sweet and colorful, it goes down easily, and where kids [love it], their parents may find a small taste is more than enough.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Washington Post
Top Critic
June 10, 2011

With summer comes theaters filled with superheroes, sequels and forgettable family fare. In the last category, we find "Judy Moody."

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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