Bee Movie (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bee Movie (2007)



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

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG (for mild suggestive humor)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Spike Feresten, Jerry Seinfeld, Barry Marder, Andy Robin, Tom Papa
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 2008
Box Office: $126.6M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


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/Gradu...
Tom Papa
as Splitz/Klauss Vander...
Andy Robin
as Jock #2
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
Barry Marder
as Waterbug
Sean Bishop
as Ladybug
Simon J. Smith
as Chet, Truck Driver
Barry Marder
as Waterbug
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News & Interviews for Bee Movie

Critic Reviews for Bee Movie

All Critics (171) | 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 3, 2008
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Its moral that even the smallest creature can make a world of difference is one to be appreciated. It is a shame, however, that it could not keep up its energetic and fun pace established within its first act.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

The hyperactive comic randomness is deadening

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

A consistently amusing bit of animated whimsy from funnyman Jerry Seinfeld that has the observational comic's fingerprints all over it.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009

Has there ever been an uglier animated feature? The eerie, fever-dream-like faux three-dimensionality, the cyborg-like humanoids, the septic, etiolated colors.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for Bee Movie

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

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....

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

Bee Movie Quotes

Vanessa Bloome: How did you learn to do that?
Barry B. Benson: Do what?
Vanessa Bloome: That, that-- the talking thing?
Barry B. Benson: Same way you did, I guess. Mama, dada, honey, you pick it up.
– Submitted by Rawballs B (2 years ago)

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