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The Smurfs 2 Reviews

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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Yes, this is the point in the summer when I outsource my critical judgment to my kids.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

August 7, 2013
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
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"The Smurfs 2" probably isn't any worse than you might expect. On the other hand, it's almost certainly not any better.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 1, 2013
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Not so much of a film as it is a collection of images and sounds that bludgeon you.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: 3.5/10

July 31, 2013
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It would be too much to say that there's a good movie somewhere inside Smurfs 2 looking to get out. But it wouldn't be too much to say that sometimes, the movie we do have tries harder than we might expect.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 31, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The trouble with this stunted sequel is that the doughy, blobby-hatted Smurfs are mostly window dressing for an abrasive slapstick bash built around a tiresome kidnap plot ...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 31, 2013
Philip Brown
Globe and Mail
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Only adults with 'Smurf-holm syndrome' could love this film.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

July 31, 2013
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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There's a dark and gratuitously negative vibe to "The Smurfs 2" that makes it unfit even for the undiscriminating young moviegoers that made the first one a hit.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

July 31, 2013
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
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I found "The Smurfs 2" to be more enjoyable and far less obnoxious than [the original]. This, of course, is like saying having a cavity filled is preferable to a root canal, but in the dog days of the summer blockbuster season, beggars can't be smurfers.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 31, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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What is it with the Smurfs? Why do people like them? Why have people always liked them?

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
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Voicing Papa Smurf here turned out, alas, to be comedian Jonathan Winters' final role. (A crueler fate than Orson Welles signing off with 1986's animated "The Transformers: The Movie"? You be the judge.)

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This insipid, and sometimes awkward, blend of animation, computer generation and live action wastes a ton of talent and lacks a true sense of whimsy.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 31, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's not exactly "Ratatouille," but this quasi-animated movie makes an amusing late-summer vacation from superheroes and shoot-'em-ups.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

July 31, 2013
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Right down to the brute functionality of its title, "The Smurfs 2" may be the platonic ideal of a major studio sequel - no markedly better or worse than the first and with just enough difference to lay claim to being something new.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 31, 2013
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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A new, not very engaging movie featuring a lot of blue skin and household-name voices.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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They're as lethally uninteresting as Barney the Purple Dinosaur, though a Godzilla-style "Barney vs. Smurfs" is a movie I would pay to see, provided maximum destruction were promised.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

July 31, 2013
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The Smurfs 2 has everything you hated about the first movie, and more.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 31, 2013
Kevin McFarland
AV Club
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Smurfs 2 is at least slightly superior to the absolutely dire first film, but it remains a series for kids whose parents can't just pop in a DVD of something better.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

July 31, 2013
Loren King
Boston Globe
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That the mushroom- dwelling blue creatures still manage to be endearing even in their second big-screen extravaganza (in 3-D, no less) is about the best that can be said of "Smurfs 2."

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

July 31, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Even movies aimed at very small children don't have to be painful for adults to sit through, and the good ones even have a few pleasures for them, as well.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 31, 2013
Frank Lovece
Newsday
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Not Smurftastic, but not Smurfawful, either.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

July 30, 2013
Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Will kids like "The Smurfs 2" at least as much as the first one? Answer: Is a Smurf's butt blue?

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Its tolerant messages remain buried beneath lame pop-culture references, hectic slapstick, fart jokes, and endless Smurf-puns that-Azaria's funny, over-the-top cartoon villainy aside-make one pine for the Smurfpocalypse.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 30, 2013
Derek Adams
Time Out
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There's a modicum of fun to be found in the blue-hued special effects, knockabout humour and decent voice cast.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2013
Matt Patches
Time Out New York
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Patient Adult Smurfs will be checking their watches as Excitable Child Smurfs lose themselves in the high jinks.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 30, 2013
Scott Foundas
Variety
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A sequel that changes scarcely a drop of Smurf-essence in its winning formula.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 28, 2013
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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Beyond a few chuckle-worthy one-liners and some amusing visual comedy, there's not much to engage adults, although the wee ones should be distracted enough.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 28, 2013
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The Smurfs 2 will keep a child reasonably entertained for 105 minutes--but so will a large, empty cardboard box. The box is more likely to stimulate a child's imagination and less likely to contain jokes about testicles.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

July 28, 2013
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