Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
An assault on the senses, a fever nightmare of color explosions and extreme closeups of a child's tonsils while they scream for the ice cream man.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 4, 2013
Mild-mannered, kid friendly. Not much there for adults. Except for Heather Graham...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
It's a fun, imaginative movie that is terrific for young kids. I think it encourages children to celebrate creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 28, 2011
It's a simple story that treads familiar ground, but it's fun to watch as a family, and it has an impressive amount of energy behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 23, 2011
Could be much worse.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 22, 2011
A kaleidoscope of bright colours, the best thing about this chirpy comedy for tweens is 12 year old Australian actress Jordana Beatty, whose energy and enthusiasm as the bubbly Judy Moody with the shock of unruly red hair, is contagious
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 21, 2011
Rammed with speech bubbles, text messages and onscreen status updates, this is a cartoonish car crash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 21, 2011
Only the children manage to survive it. The adults are totally plastic throughout.
| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 20, 2011
Having a middle-aged male review it is probably ridiculous. So is asking its target audience to listen to a middle-aged male's opinions on the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
October 20, 2011
Ought to go down fine with the 10-year-olds it's aimed at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 20, 2011
Watchable, sweet natured and fast paced children's comedy enlivened by colourful production design and a charming and likeable performance from newcomer Jordana Beatty...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
October 19, 2011
For children, Judy's simple suburban pleasures and unsophisticated emotions and tantrums are something that many of them will relate to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
September 12, 2011
Graham is lovely and Beatty a natural, but if you're not seven years old, it's one long headache.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2011
Too bad, then, that there's no real joy in all the physical business filling the screen, not even in Judy's animated daydreams. Bummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
July 1, 2011
Full color, body excretions, shouting and not much else, "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" is dull as a summer spent indoors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
June 22, 2011
Hyperactively desperate-to-entertain and also veers into too-episodic, too-peppy and too-kooky territory. Would be a lot more funner if it were much less dumber.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 17, 2011
We're very glad Judy Moody's summer turned out not to be a bummer, and wish the same could be said for the reviewers who have to sit through her movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
June 17, 2011
The best thing about Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is the engaging performance of red-haired Aussie starlet Beatty, who will play the titular star in Eloise in Paris. We can only hope that film sticks to the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 16, 2011
... hammers away at you for 91 endless minutes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 15, 2011
Even as a remedial kids' movie, this one fails.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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