Barnyard Reviews

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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.
October 24, 2006
Deserves to be hanging in the nearest meat locker.
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.
October 19, 2006
Loud, raucous and dispiritingly unfunny.
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.
August 12, 2006
Don't the filmmakers know there are children watching -- and listening?
August 4, 2006
Could qualify as a case study in just how quickly and thoroughly computer-animated studio releases have declined to a state of inspiration-depleted, assembly-line anthropomorphism.
August 4, 2006
A sweet and mildly funny movie that will entertain young audiences, but one aspect is utterly mystifying: The two main characters, father and son bovine creatures, have large, distracting udders.
August 4, 2006
This is a darn cute movie and I think you'll find it funny.
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.
August 4, 2006
The movie still just plods along, and there's nothing very new here.
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.
August 4, 2006
Too mature for little kids and much too corny for older siblings and chaperones, Barnyard probably should have been put out to pasture long before it made it to the multiplex.
August 4, 2006
Surely there's no better way to introduce kids to the joys of knee-jerk stereotyping than to randomly distribute clichs among talking livestock.
August 4, 2006
The giddily indeterminate approach to bovine gender -- and charmingly sappy adoption subtext lend ample appeal to this decidedly non-Orwellian story of four legs good, two legs irrelevant.
August 4, 2006
Adults will get enough laughs to survive gags such as the chickens using a Col. Sanders dartboard but will likely lose patience waiting for the very predictable story and sentiments to slowly play themselves out.
August 4, 2006
Barnyard moves with a frenetic energy, especially in the numerous barn dance and chase scenes, that will probably keep family audiences moderately entertained. But it doesn't stand up to this summer's relative bonanza of animated family films. Moo.
August 4, 2006
While there are occasional funny bits, the question remains: Why should you go see this movie instead of its competitors? The answer is: You shouldn't.
August 4, 2006
The basically good -- though not very inspired -- Barnyard just stirred up a lot of 'been there, done that' feelings in me as I watched this film.
August 4, 2006
Barnyard: The Original Party Animals actually has a clever concept (the animals walk upright and hang out like humans when the farmer isn't looking) and it handles such sensitive topics as birth and death with unexpected grace.
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