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Ramona and Beezus Reviews

January 31, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
July 23, 2010
Honesty about the difficulties, both large and small, of being part of a family is what Ramona and Beezus does best, even if the rough and dangerous edges have been filed down.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 23, 2010
Allen's direction is bright and imaginative; particularly enjoyable are the movie's occasional flights of fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2010
Joey King will bounce back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2010
The film tries to appeal to audiences of all ages, and for the most part "reels you in like a sea bass," as Ramona would say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2010
[Ramona] deserves better treatment, fairer justice, than she gets in Ramona and Beezus, for no other reason than she's the best thing in it: a rambunctious, bright-eyed mighty mouse with a kaleidoscopic wardrobe and an imagination to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2010
Sure, the film's reality may be saccharine, but for a non-computer animated, non-3D kid's film, we'll take it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 23, 2010
Ramona and Beezus has enough charm to forgive it an unnecessary foray onto romantic-comedy turf.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2010
It's always a challenge for actors to meet the expectations readers have in their heads. These performances offer pleasure throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 23, 2010
Parents may also be happy to see a movie for children that doesn't involve wizards, vampires or action figures that can be bought in the food court.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2010
The sweet sisterhood story based on the Beverly Cleary books doesn't talk down to kids and presents parents as appealing and vulnerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2010
Child actress King is a real find; plenty of kids will be asking for a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2010
This is a lively affair, largely thanks to the sweet and snappy screenplay by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay and to the appealing performances by the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2010
The resulting story is a jumble, and there are too many side characters, but golly if it isn't pretty darned infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 22, 2010
Tenderness isn't a quality found much these days in the whirring-and-clanging busyness of family movies, which makes this G-rated gem's emphasis on emotion and heart all the more laudable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 22, 2010
Flooded with warm light and a radiant mood, Ramona and Beezus is a sunny series of charming escapades and subtle flights of fancy that capture the safe fusion of imagination and reality where all little girls should grow up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2010
Director Allen, whose previous film was the uninspired mermaid saga Aquamarine, tells the Quimbys' story gracefully. She elicits remarkably honest performances from her younger stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2010
This new Ramona prefers mischief without real edge. You always know her parachute has a silver lining, even in an economic downturn. She is, above all, safe. And that makes her nowhere near as entertaining or enduring as the girl on the page.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2010
There's nothing really wrong with it. But there's nothing amazingly right about it either, unless, of course, it sends young viewers marching off to libraries to find the real Klickitat Street for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 22, 2010
"Ramona and Beezus" is a small-scale story of life and learning, of setbacks large and small and triumphs major and minor. It is neither dark nor dour, but it also does not kid itself about the messy realities of life as part of a family.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 22, 2010
This all sounds like uptight, grown-up nitpicking, probably. But it's also a reflection of a weakness in storytelling, which is sad given the strength of the source material.
July 22, 2010
For the grown-ups there are sweet, sincere performances by Ginnifer Goodwin, Sandra Oh, and, as Ramona's endlessly game father, the likable John Corbett.
July 22, 2010
It won't change anyone's world, but it'll keep kids happy -- and cool -- for a couple of hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 22, 2010
The movie is not bad, but it's not much.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 22, 2010
We no longer all watch the same TV shows, we are no longer as innocent, and the world of Klickitat is fading into timeless nostalgia. Ramona and Beezus is a sweet salute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2010
Mostly it's just Ramona making a mess of things, without the consequences of cleaning up afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2010
There are more laughs in the average episode of Gomez's Wizards of Waverly Place TV show than in this.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2010
This proud graduate of the School of Cleary Classics wishes that, like the young heroine herself, Ramona and Beezus dared more often to color outside the lines.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 21, 2010
She's been brave and she's been a pest, but until this adaptation of Beverly Cleary's beloved children's books, pint-size protagonist Ramona Quimby has never been so blatantly market-driven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 20, 2010
A loose adaptation of Beverly Cleary's first novel in her beloved kid-lit series that's wholesome to the point of being dull.
July 19, 2010
A sprightly, generic kidpic that flattens and condenses elements from Beverly Cleary's deservedly popular novels.
July 19, 2010
The cinematic adventures of Beverly Cleary's pint-sized big dreamer comes up short on scope and imagination.