Bee Movie (2007)



Critic Consensus: Bee Movie has humorous moments, but its awkward premise and tame delivery render it mostly forgettable.

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A recent college graduate, Barry B. Benson wants more out of life than the inevitable career that awaits him and every other worker in New Hive City--a job at Honex making honey. Barry jumps at the chance to venture out of the hive, and soon encounters a world beyond his wildest dreams. When Barry inadvertently meets a quirky florist named Vanessa, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of beedom--he talks to her. A friendship soon develops, and Barry gets a guided crash course in the ways of the human race. When he shockingly discovers that anyone can purchase honey right off the grocery store shelf, he realizes that his true calling is to stop this injustice and set the world right by suing the human race for stealing the bees' precious honey.
PG (for mild suggestive humor)
Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Jerry Seinfeld
as Barry B. Benson
Renée Zellweger
as Vanessa Bloome
Matthew Broderick
as Adam Flayman
John Goodman
as Layton T. Montgomery
Chris Rock
as Mooseblood
Kathy Bates
as Janet Benson
Barry Levinson
as Martin Benson
Larry King
as Bee Larry King
Ray Liotta
as Ray Liotta
as Sting
Oprah Winfrey
as Judge Bumbleton
Larry Miller
as Buzzwell
Rip Torn
as Lou Lo Duca
Michael Richards
as Bud Ditchwater
Mario Joyner
as Jackson
Jim Cummings
as Title Narrator/Graduation Announcer
Tom Papa
as Splitz/Klauss Vanderhayden
Andy Robin
as Jock #2
Conrad Vernon
as Freddy
Carol Leifer
as Press Person #1
Jeff Altman
as Uncle Carl
Brian Hopkins
as TSA Agent
Olivia Mattingly
as Little Girl
Geoff Witcher
as Press Person #2
John DiMaggio
as Janitor
Barry Marder
as Waterbug
Sean Bishop
as Ladybug
Simon J. Smith
as Chet, Truck Driver
Barry Marder
as Waterbug
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Critic Reviews for Bee Movie

All Critics (169) | Top Critics (47)

Personally, I think I liked "nothing" better.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

What distinguishes this better than half-decent comedy is its detailed insight into the bee brain

Full Review… | February 2, 2008
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Passes the time, but undoutedly one for the little 'uns.

Full Review… | December 13, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It's impersonal. It doesn't come from anywhere interesting.

November 16, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Rock has but two scenes in the film, but he needs a hundred more. Give the man his own movie, please, if only because it'd bee far better than this one.

November 6, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

This is a beautifully animated, cleverly executed, warm and funny adventure.

November 6, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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Audience Reviews for Bee Movie

its was ok reallly has really funny parts so worth a watch

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

ENOUGH WITH THE METAPHORS AND THE GODAMN PUNS! They made this film so bloody annoying! The animation isn't really anything we've not seen before fro Dreamworks and it's an appauling outing. The main character is just SO IRRITATING and the story is nothing original. It's an instantly forgettable film that is appropriately titled B-MOVIE....

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Directors Cat

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I enjoyed this movie for a few years but as time went by, I realized that it wasn't as good as I thought, it had some good jokes, a horrible and cliche plot, the characters were kinda weird, but I will admit I couldn't have chosen the voice actors any better myself.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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