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Bee Movie Reviews

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Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 3, 2008
What distinguishes this better than half-decent comedy is its detailed insight into the bee brain
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2008
Seinfeld the professional cynic has become Seinfeld the environmental crusader. Who'd have thunk it?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2
January 22, 2008
Bee sure to see this.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2008
This curiously flat animated comedy simply doesn't have the sparkle one expects from a Jerry Seinfeld project.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 2, 2008
Anyone smarter than a fifth grader will get a kick out the ingenuity, stellar animation, and relentless higher level humor (what, no poop jokes?) of a film that will reward multiple viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 15, 2007
Cleverly acted and beautifully rendered, "Bee Movie" is another animated triumph from the studio that brought us "Shrek."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
December 14, 2007
Given the amount of talent involved - Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Rip Torn, and Seinfeld himself - it all feels like a terrible waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 14, 2007
Amusing and likeable, but scarcely memorable.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 14, 2007
The best we can award is bee minus.
Peter Bradshaw
December 14, 2007
What a treat to see a comedy that starts funny, is funny in the middle, and ends funny - unlike the usual Hollywood model in which all the humour is used up in the first act setting up the premise, and then winds down into sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

The Sun (UK)
December 14, 2007
Sadly the animation fails to bee-dazzle - often looking a bit flat. Overall, it has to be a Bee-plus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
December 14, 2007
This DreamWorks film is not the sliced-bread marvel it has spent an enormous amount of money pretending to be. But it must be said that Seinfeld's script is a thing of wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 14, 2007
The animation is fine, the plot accessible enough for youngsters and it clocks in at a snappy hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 14, 2007
Events veer from the apocalyptic (the near-extinction of America's flowers) to the inexplicable (the finale is a parody of an 'Airport' movie), all presented with a glib yada-yada sense of inconsequentiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 14, 2007
Bright, sunny and almost instantly forgettable, even Jerry Seinfeld can't stop Bee Movie from boldly going where far too many CGI animations have gone before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

Total Film
December 13, 2007
Whatever happened to no hugs, no learning? It's enough to bring you out in hives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
December 13, 2007
Passes the time, but undoutedly one for the little 'uns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Rebecca Garson
Sky Movies
December 13, 2007
Bee Movie has its moments but all in all there is very little sting in its tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine
December 13, 2007
The depth of talent in the cast and gag writing shines through, but it's only just enough to take your mind off of the flat animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
December 13, 2007
Amusing comedy with likeable characters, colourful animation and several great gags, though the script isn't as focussed as it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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