Smurfs: The Lost Village Reviews

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February 12, 2019
[Smurfs: The Lost Village] is a film that's family-friendly as far as that goes, but ultimately of little interest to anyone other than young children and Smurf completists.
November 3, 2018
While it is an improvement over the previous two films, it still feels rather bloated and pointless.
October 31, 2018
The reality is that Smurfs: The Lost Village feels like a movie intended to be watched by a toddler on an iPad while their parents go about whatever business is required of them.
August 30, 2018
Proof that no matter how pretty something looks, it's never good to revive the dead horse you've already beaten into the ground.
March 19, 2018
All things considered, Smurfs: The Lost Village isn't the staggeringly self-aware scrapper you might've held out for, but honestly, how many actually expected that?
January 16, 2018
If only the filmmakers decided to be more ambitious and plant a few things for older family members to enjoy . . . or work with a familiar narrative framework so part of the fun is watching the variation unfold.
November 5, 2017
While the movie has more in common with the eighties animated television series, it disappointingly turns into more of a conventional journey than where it begins.
November 2, 2017
You may just zone out in this very ordinary story that has very little to offer adults.
May 26, 2017
All I know is that I cannot complain this time about a Smurf movie being a vehicle for misogyny or a direct highway to the toy store. On the other hand, the whole franchise is product placement.
May 24, 2017
It's more suited to a rental than a big-screen viewing.
April 26, 2017
There's little here for accompanying parents or older siblings. And the film never does figure out what the smurfing point of Smurfette is.
April 21, 2017
The digital animation is bland, the use of 3D ineffective, and the gags largely an endurance. The background music score is sappy.
April 14, 2017
Smurfs: The Lost Village resets the film franchise, but the movie -- despite some nice insight about Smurfette -- feels more made-for-TV than worthy of a 3D upcharge.
April 13, 2017
Remember this, moviegoers: You deserve better than the Smurfs.
April 12, 2017
A fully animated and partially boring film. [Full review in Spanish]
April 11, 2017
While kids may enjoy it, adults who have no interest in the finer points of animation technique may find it very difficult to sit through.
April 7, 2017
It still features a talented cast and professional production, but a half-baked theme and low-conflict plot leave the movie feeling bland and forgettable, as hard to distinguish as its primary characters.
April 7, 2017
The performances by each of the actors are touching and funny enough in their own right, but the motivations of all of the characters, apart from Smurfette, feel as recycled and cliche as humanly imaginable.
April 7, 2017
Smurfs: The Lost Village undercuts its central plot by suggesting that Smurfette's identity isn't about her self-discoveries as much as how the male Smurfs perceive her.
April 7, 2017
It's a candy-coated sugar rush, though its mind-numbing repetitiveness (and haphazardly-written screenplay) will likely test even the most patient parent.
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