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Barnyard Reviews

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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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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 4, 2006
Politically correct, anatomically incorrect and ugly to look at, the only thing that saves Barnyard is writer (and director) Steve Oedekerk's gift for gags and almost-edgy humor.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 3, 2007
| Original Score: C-
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
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-
Scott Weinberg
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 4, 2006
Other than confusing children, it's hard to know what the inane, tedious, mean-spirited Barnyard is trying to do.
| Original Score: 0/4
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
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 12, 2006
Don't the filmmakers know there are children watching -- and listening?
Brian Orndorf
August 4, 2006
This is a film made to babysit kids for 80 minutes during the summer months, and shouldn't be regarded as anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 4, 2006
If you want to punish your kids, send them to bed without dinner. If you want to disturb, frighten and depress them while making sure they fail biology, take them to the animated feature Barnyard.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
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-
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
David Cornelius
August 5, 2006
Forget the confusion of the he-cows that populate the film; the real problem is that Barnyard is just a lousy, lousy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
October 19, 2006
Loud, raucous and dispiritingly unfunny.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
August 8, 2006
Barnyard isn't a complete waste of time, it's just too familiar.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
August 4, 2006
Nearly every joke lays an egg.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 23, 2006
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
August 19, 2006
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007

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August 5, 2006

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September 22, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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