Ramona and Beezus Reviews

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June 13, 2018
In stepping back and viewing it not as a super-faithful adaptation, but as entertainment aimed primarily at young girls, there is certainly something to be celebrated here...
February 18, 2012
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.
July 26, 2011
...an affable yet forgettable little comedy...
December 3, 2010
Very entertaining and even heartbreaking in some moments...
November 14, 2010
Captures the spirit of the Beverly Cleary books and offers a Ramona who's a believable combination of mischief and innocence.
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.
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.
October 20, 2010
The best live action children's film since Nanny McPhee 2.
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.
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.
July 30, 2010
A pleasant way to pass some time and be made happy and sad by little things that are well-observed.
July 30, 2010
A heartwarming little film that makes a genuine connection to the joys and trials of childhood.
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.
July 27, 2010
The true talent of the cast makes up for the too sweet and cute story line
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 24, 2010
A pleasant 1950's old-fashioned family drama that's gentle and adorable.
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.
July 23, 2010
Allen's direction is bright and imaginative; particularly enjoyable are the movie's occasional flights of fancy.
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.
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