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Barnyard Reviews

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
August 21, 2006
Not good enough for even a rental, this 'Barnyard' should be burned for fear of mad cow disease
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
August 12, 2006
Barnyard doesn't know if it wants to be another tiresomely 'hip' piece of post-Shrek postmodernism or a comfortably traditional kids' movie that delivers family values without the self-conscious smirk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 12, 2006
It shouldn't be surprising that writer-director Steve Oedekerk, the man responsible for Kung Pow! Enter The Fist and the second Ace Ventura movie, considers single-celled organisms as he shoots for the lowest common denominator.
| Original Score: D
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 12, 2006
Don't the filmmakers know there are children watching -- and listening?
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 11, 2006
Could cause more gender confusion than 'Transamerica.'
| Original Score: 2/4
Mike Ward
August 10, 2006
Pigs get drunk. Cows steal cars. Find out why Barnyard: The Original Party Animals is a funny flick grazing in the wrong pasture.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 9, 2006
All the cows have udders - even the male ones. In real life, only female cows have udders. What kind of sick, alternate cow universe does this movie take place in anyway?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kit Bowen
August 9, 2006
Barnyard is a one-note premise that falls flat after about 10 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 8, 2006
"Barnyard" doesn't stink. But it's not the cream of the crop, either.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 8, 2006
The funniest joke is the one nobody talks about: the gender confusion of male cows with udders.
| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
August 8, 2006
Barnyard isn't a complete waste of time, it's just too familiar.
| Original Score: 2/5
Sean O'Connell
August 7, 2006
A Lion King clone that's tailored to the Fisher-Price crowd.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Marie Iida
Premiere Magazine
August 7, 2006
With shamefully obvious nods to the father/son sentimentality of traditional Disney 'toons and even an awkward love interest, Barnyard is a mishmash of modern cartoon clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dan Lybarger
August 6, 2006
With 'Barnyard,' the androgynous udders, as annoying as they can be, are about the only original thing to be found in the whole movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
August 6, 2006
never really amazing enough to separate it from the rest of the herd of great animation that we've seen this summer.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 6, 2006
[W]hy do the male cows have udders?.. This isn't supposed to be the animated version of TransAmerica.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
August 5, 2006
Even young kids are going to have a hard time buying into a film that deliberately ignores a basic biological fact they learned in kindergarten.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 5, 2006
doesn't just violate the audience's right to entertainment, it violates animal dignity to such an extent that PETA might want to consider getting involved
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 5, 2006
The CG animation looks like rubbery plastic instead of animals, and much of it is spent on jokes related to derrieres and hindquarters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 5, 2006
Lesbian Cows!!! Lesbian COWS!!!! Carnivorous LESBIAN COWS!!!! Aarg!
| Original Score: 2.11/5
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