The Smurfs (2011)



Critic Consensus: The Smurfs assembles an undeniably talented cast of voice actors and live-action stars -- then crushes them beneath a blue mound of lowest-common-denominator kiddie fare.

Movie Info

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. -- (C) Sony … More

Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 2011
Box Office: $142.6M
Sony Pictures Columbia - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Smurfs

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (26)

If your kid loves this, your kid needs to read a book, or even, heck, play a video game. At least you can tell video game characters apart.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

The Smurfs is a cute family film that suffers from being a little formulaic and uninspired, and the CGI smurfs don't look like the original characters.

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
We Got This Covered

Filmgoers who enjoyed the cartoon (or comic strips) as a kid will very likely be left with the taste of sour Smurfberries.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

The kids might enjoy it, but The Smurfs is nothing but an annoying, noisy commercial for Sony products. Save for Hank Azaria's amusing take on Gargamel, the film is fatty junk food.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

...a cynical extension, not even an earnest spin-off.

Full Review… | January 6, 2012
Film Journal International

The Smurf's is a cute film . . . if cute's your thing.

Full Review… | December 29, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Smurfs

Dumb movie about Smurfs running around in NYC.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

While it is garbage in terms of the animation and the humor, it makes up for its good blend of animation and live action and I will admit the humor did suck but it did get a couple chuckles out of me. Also the voice acting isn't half bad either and each of the actors do decent jobs. I didn't really grow up with the Smurfs very much and didn't really start watching the series until about 4 years ago and I will say it is a fun show but this movie really does somewhat fail in terms of the humor and character traits of the characters that they are representing, but it is a decent movie but it definitely isn't for everyone and really you have to be in the right mood to watch it.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Why did I watch this movie? "Smurfity-smurf-smurf-smurf".... Wow, the word smurf was probably used about 200 times. The smurfs themselves? FREAKIN annoyin. Who would like these blue things? Character development? None? The villain? Equivalent in terms of cheesiness, acting, and gayness as that of any Power Rangers villain. The live action actors? ...........actually, they were pretty good LOL.
Other then that, I haven't seen a movie this nauseating and annoyingly frustrating in a very long time. Too many pop-culture references that are not children-friendly or good spirited. Plus, THEY SAY SMURF TOO MANY DAMN TIMES -- "Where the Smurf are we?" "Smurfette, I think I smurfed your smurfing mom last smurfing night with my smurfilicious smurf." sthu! Every single scene was so geared towards 3-D that the movie becomes a roller-coaster ride.
Not a good movie for children or for adults. Hell, it's not for anybody. Really really boring too. Not recommended by any means.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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