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.
| Original Score: D+
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.
| Original Score: 5/10
Filmgoers who enjoyed the cartoon (or comic strips) as a kid will very likely be left with the taste of sour Smurfberries.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/10
...a cynical extension, not even an earnest spin-off.
The Smurf's is a cute film . . . if cute's your thing.
| Original Score: 7/10
Once in awhile, a movie sets me searching for its origins. That's what 'The Smurfs' did. I guessed this movie wasn't quite what their creator had in mind - and I was right.
| Original Score: 2/4
Call me Grouchy, but I say grown-ups should just say smurf it and avoid the film completely.
The film indulges in a level of product placement not seen since the glory days of Mac & Me.
| Original Score: 1/5
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The Smurfs isn't smurfing awesome, but it's also not a complete pile of smurf.
It is something of a relief that this energetic kids flick is partially better than it had any right to be.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The current incarnation of The Smurfs bears little resemblance to the classic cartoon, in a film likely to leave anyone other than hyperactive children feeling blue.
Takes the 80s favourite kids' cartoon and embellishes it with special effects, New York cliches and gutter humour so that the end result is a shiny but shallow copy of all that was great about the original TV series.
The Smurfs will likely be the best, most enjoyable kid film of 2011. And, yes, adults have been catered for. Dive in.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's predictable kiddie fare and lags in the middle, but it's visually impressive, spirited and often fun.
A smurfection of blue cutedom, The Smurfs (in 2D and 3D) makes good the promise that feeling blue can be a happy thing
Everyone knows the Smurfs sing all day - and also that their song is repetitive and annoying.
Likely to enthral very small children only, The Smurfs starts with promise but peters out into something bland.
As the Smuppets take Manhattan, the script runs a blue streak of snappy self-marketing and sappy smurfimentalism. It's all so calculatingly self-smurmotional.