Maya The Bee Movie Reviews

February 28, 2019
For what it is I liked it.
November 6, 2015
Instead of a regular kids film, this one becomes tirying, squematic and really predictable. [Full review in Spanish]
October 22, 2015
As blandly export-friendly and culturally nonspecific as an airline meal.
October 20, 2015
Lacks the zingy surprise that Pixar or Disney might have brought.
October 15, 2015
It's not a bad film, but it feels a little too safe in the genre and doesn't do anything we haven't seen before. [Full review in Spanish]
May 1, 2015
This sweet, play-it-safe adaptation of TV's honeybee heroine is as innocuous and uninspired as preschool animation gets.
April 30, 2015
"Maya the Bee" embodies the kind of self-consciously uplifting treacle some adults insist kids want. They package "Maya" like honey, but it tastes like medicine.
April 30, 2015
The film's messages about friendship, acceptance and being yourself are clear enough for the young, and grown-ups can read the story as a warning about conformity and about going to war on false pretenses.
April 30, 2015
The film achieves a level of proficient mediocrity early on and hovers there for the rest of its slender running time.
April 28, 2015
More harmless than entertaining.
April 27, 2015
I really loved it. I loved Maya.
April 27, 2015
It's a nice film but... nice.
April 27, 2015
Maya herself is voiced by nine-year-old Gillies who does a jolly, infectious job as an innocent heroine.
March 13, 2015
Cute bee adventure teaches about inclusion and cooperation.
March 5, 2015
While parents may struggle with the relentless perkiness of the ever giggling baby bee, little ones may get lost in an overly complex story that would have benefited from judicious pruning.
February 23, 2015
Altogether the best exploration of Australian class conflicts through the medium of animated insects that you're likely to see this year.
October 29, 2014
It's a wearyingly familiar story -- and even the jokes, mostly insect puns, aren't the kind that adults are likely to enjoy.