Ramona and Beezus Reviews

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January 31, 2011
October 21, 2010
Nothing to frighten the horses, as they say, or interest or entertain them much, either.
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.
July 23, 2010
Allen's direction is bright and imaginative; particularly enjoyable are the movie's occasional flights of fancy.
July 23, 2010
Joey King will bounce back.
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.
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.
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.
July 23, 2010
Ramona and Beezus has enough charm to forgive it an unnecessary foray onto romantic-comedy turf.
July 23, 2010
It's always a challenge for actors to meet the expectations readers have in their heads. These performances offer pleasure throughout.
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.
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.
July 23, 2010
Child actress King is a real find; plenty of kids will be asking for a sequel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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