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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-
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
June 10, 2011
This is a movie targeted at young girls that will certainly make them laugh but won't teach them much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 8, 2011
All garish colors, small-scale sight gags and kid-friendly one-liners, it lacks the same comic spark that a recent "Wimpy Kid's" second diary also failed to deliver.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 9, 2011
A film that little kids might find perfectly acceptable. Little, little, little kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
June 11, 2011
Children will enjoy the gross-out moments and comic disasters and everyone else will enjoy looking at very pretty Heather Graham. As a movie, though, it's a bummer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 12, 2011
Heather Graham is 41? No way! (That's about the only thing I got out of this movie)
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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William Goss
Film.com
June 12, 2011
Fun must be won, earned, dominated - it is only through competition that we Moodists may demonstrate our true worth to the fearless leader and her spastic cause.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
June 7, 2011
This ho-hum offshoot of Megan McDonald's book series earns negative "thrill points" as it chronicles the mirthless backyard shenanigans of a suburban Pippi Longstocking.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
June 9, 2011
...a bombardment so brutal that it leaves you cowed and crumpled in the force of its full-frontal assault.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
June 9, 2011
[A] canned piece of so-called family entertainment, which slathers on the bright colors and peppy eccentricity but fails to capture the books' childlike voice and essential, grumbling charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2011
A for-small-children movie that excludes everyone else.
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
June 10, 2011
Judy Moody And The NOT Bummer Summer is as manic as kids on a sugar rush and just as exhausting for the adults they're with.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 10, 2011
Decent without being memorable or funny.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
June 9, 2011
Something got sooo totally lost in the translation from page to screen -- like humor and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 9, 2011
A film that's energetic but not entirely engaging, fun but never truly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
June 7, 2011
At the risk of being a Debbie Downer, watching Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is akin to being trapped in the ADHD-addled mind of an adolescent hopped up on too much Ritalin.
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
June 9, 2011
Never before in the history of cinema has a movie been so purposefully micromanaged toward a specific sub-subsection of the demographic
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
June 9, 2011
It's super-awful-crapadelic!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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