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Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 10, 2011
Decent without being memorable or funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 10, 2011
"Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" isn't just "Rare!," as its title heroine would say - it's a seriously perfect vacation destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 10, 2011
"Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" is sure to appeal to kids of all ages from 6 to 9 who are female and have no taste or sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 9, 2011
Adults will be hoping for more substance, but they won't get it as the skinny plot devotes all its time to frivolous play and increasingly tired slapstick humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
June 9, 2011
It's super-awful-crapadelic!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
June 9, 2011
Were parents ever this indulgent? Were guardians ever this permissive? Were childhood summers ever this carefree? No, no and no.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 9, 2011
Though the lead actress, newcomer Jordana Beatty, gives a spunky performance as third-grader Judy, her character's borderline bratty charm wears thin fast. Mostly it's undercut by the movie's irritatingly antic slapstick style.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 9, 2011
I know I probably shouldn't have liked it as much as I did, but I have to admit I enjoyed its colorful, chaotic goofiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
June 9, 2011
Got a restless preadolescent daughter around the house? An air-conditioned theater and this breathless kaleidoscope of a movie might be the answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Stevens
E! Online
June 9, 2011
Something got sooo totally lost in the translation from page to screen -- like humor and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
June 9, 2011
[A] canned piece of so-called family entertainment, which slathers on the bright colors and peppy eccentricity but fails to capture the books' childlike voice and essential, grumbling charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
June 9, 2011
For those sighing about why they don't make more movies like last year's Ramona and Beezus, based on the book series by Beverly Cleary, they just did.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 9, 2011
A film that's energetic but not entirely engaging, fun but never truly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 9, 2011
A film that little kids might find perfectly acceptable. Little, little, little kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 9, 2011
The bar for kiddie entertainment gets ever lower with this excessively loud effort.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
June 9, 2011
Even for sugary neon fluff, it's awfully lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 9, 2011
Some movies make you remember being a child. Some movies treat you like one. "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer'' does both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 9, 2011
The move is just begging the audience to think of it as cool and falls as flat as hearing your parents sing along to songs you like on the radio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
June 9, 2011
Never before in the history of cinema has a movie been so purposefully micromanaged toward a specific sub-subsection of the demographic
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
June 9, 2011
...a bombardment so brutal that it leaves you cowed and crumpled in the force of its full-frontal assault.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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