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A Boy Named Charlie Brown Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 17, 2016
It's the humor that carries the day -- that, and the nostalgic twinges at seeing the beloved comic characters going through the usual routines familiar from the long-running strip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
September 13, 2016
Classic Peanuts film is as charming and relevant as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
September 6, 2016
"A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is a fun learning experience. It was for me and millions of other kids in the early 1970's. It has a great message and an uncompromising way of making its point at the end. Kids need this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
August 19, 2012
The popular comic strip was made into a nice, Oscar-nominated big-screen entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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TIME Magazine
September 1, 2008
An hour and a half is a long time for any child -- or beagle -- to be amusing, and the whimsy that attempts to fill the time frequently falters.

TV Guide
September 1, 2008
The animated adventures of the 'Peanuts' gang come off surprisingly well in this feature-length treatment, largely because the film is faithful to the spirit of the famous comic strip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Schulz's script maintains much of the irony of the strips, but the injections of whimsy put its appeal uneasily between adults and children.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 30, 2006
The appeal of Schultz's pop philosophy hasn't faded in forty years: this kind of sincerity can't be faked.
| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The only really dreadful contribution to the film is that of Rod McKuen, whose three songs can barely be endured.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 5, 2004
Charming; still the best of the 'Peanuts' feature films
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
Many people I know swear to this day that they learned the 'i' before 'e' spelling rule from the jingle in this movie.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
May 3, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 23, 2003
All the charm, poignancy and even melancholy of "Peanuts" faithfully captured on the big screen.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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