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Barnyard Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
A shockingly crass grab for holiday pocket money that's both infantile and endlessly patronising.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A re-hash of tired cliches and CGI effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 18, 2010
The laughs subside near the end as the requisite moral kicks in, but this is still that rare kids' movie I'd recommend to parents and nonparents alike.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 21, 2009
Criminal acts and scenes of brutal violence spoil the effect of "Barnyard" as an animated movie for tots.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 25, 2007
That the lead character is a 'male cow' complete with udders shows how confused the picture is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 19, 2007
A beatifully animated simple but fun plot, carries enough giggles for all age groups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
December 8, 2006
The animation is perfectly colorful and the voice actors earn their paychecks, but it's blatantly obvious that this thing started production without a screenplay -- and hit the screens without a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 31, 2006
Relatively unfunny comedy about barnyard animals. It is notable mainly for its anatomically incorrect portrayal of bulls with udders.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Neil Smith
BBC.com
October 24, 2006
Deserves to be hanging in the nearest meat locker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 21, 2006
There are far better ways of keeping the kids happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 21, 2006
This could be the film that snaps everyone's patience with Hollywood animations which have a Dell computer chip where their heart should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
October 21, 2006
Good voice talent and some funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 19, 2006
It's impossible to shake the impression that Barnyard was written by idiots. Why else would the male cows have udders?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
October 19, 2006
Loud, raucous and dispiritingly unfunny.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 5, 2006
The design is uninteresting, the characters are bland and the story is terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Clark
Austin Chronicle
September 23, 2006
Strictly for kids, and, as the three or four people who saw Oedekerk's previous directing effort, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, can attest, the writer/director tends to stretch even throwaway jokes minutes past the punch line.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
September 6, 2006
Ben the Cow (the voice of Sam Elliott) has to teach his carefree son Otis (Kevin James) the responsibility of leadership over the farm animals. This is far from Otis' mind, but inevitable. Barnyard is a farm version of The Lion King with eno
| Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 31, 2006
...has energy to spare but a flimsy and only mildly amusing script that doesn't allow it to stand out from the current glut of kid-friendly CGI competitors.
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Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
August 31, 2006
There is a nice mix of humour and pathos here. Barnyard may not be all that exceptional, but it is quite satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
OK, ignore the transsexual cows. The whole thing is such a mish-mash of genres, from Ferris Bueller's Day Off to Animal Farm to Lion King, that it's something we've seen 'til the cows come hom
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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