Ramona and Beezus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ramona and Beezus Reviews

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Just try not to smile as you watch the imaginative misfit Ramona make classic childhood mistakes in this ebullient adaptation of Beverly Cleary's timeless series.
David Nusair
About.com
July 26, 2011
...an affable yet forgettable little comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 3, 2010
Very entertaining and even heartbreaking in some moments...
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 14, 2010
Captures the spirit of the Beverly Cleary books and offers a Ramona who's a believable combination of mischief and innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robbie Collin
News of the World
October 24, 2010
Only a twisted, seriously sad individual could have a problem with this sunny tween comedy, which I hated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 22, 2010
This sitcom-bright film doesn't come close to the quality of the Beverly Cleary book series, but it's a sweet, frequently charming effort that doesn't betray its G rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Walsh
Independent (UK)
October 22, 2010
Despite everyone's efforts, Ramona comes across as an insufferably spoilt and attention-seeking little horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
October 21, 2010
Performances are perfectly pleasant, but more of Ramona's flights of fancy and less lingering on the adult romance would've added some oomph.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 21, 2010
Nothing to frighten the horses, as they say, or interest or entertain them much, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
October 21, 2010
True, it's just a bit overlong for junior attention spans, but given that the boys get lots of movies with wizards and special effects, little girls will surely welcome a film that seems tailored just for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
October 20, 2010
Fans of the Ramona Quimby books will be disappointed, but tween girls will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 20, 2010
The best live action children's film since Nanny McPhee 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 8, 2010
This is an almost quaint throwback of a kids' movie that ends up enjoyably ragtag and cluttered, all of it contained by an emphasis on neighbourhood and maturity. Realistic, refreshing, and reassuring.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 8, 2010
This movie understands how to get into the head of a little kid. Plus, there's a little romance for the parents as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 30, 2010
A pleasant way to pass some time and be made happy and sad by little things that are well-observed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 30, 2010
A heartwarming little film that makes a genuine connection to the joys and trials of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
July 30, 2010
Refreshingly anti-princess and sweet without degrading into sugary, Ramona and Beezus animates Ramona's frequent flights of fancy with DIY-like sequences that literalize, quite charmingly, how a kid colors the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine
July 28, 2010
At over 100 minutes, Ramona and Beezus is a hefty cinematic effort to get through, especially considering how audience-surveyed and clichéd the film proves
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 27, 2010
The true talent of the cast makes up for the too sweet and cute story line
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
July 26, 2010
It's something that you would not be unhappy seeing on television, [but] there's nothing that calls it for you to go see it on the big-screen.
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