Smurfs: The Lost Village Reviews

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.
April 7, 2017
They blue it.
April 7, 2017
The acknowledgment that it is aiming solely for the kiddie audience this time around at least makes it slightly more palatable than its predecessors.
April 7, 2017
There are plenty of ambitious set pieces boasting visual ingenuity, and the witty, perceptive script includes well-constructed subtext and lessons about breaking free from patriarchal norms and the benefits of learning about different cultures.
April 6, 2017
Asbury sticks to the basics, with obvious Saturday morning-style fare based on groaners and pratfalls about the earnest little creatures with self-defining names like Nosey, Grouchy and Jokey.
April 6, 2017
Young children will be entertained, but for the rest of the audience, pretty colors just aren't enough.
April 6, 2017
The rare modern kids movie that offers absolutely nothing to anyone over the age of five.
April 6, 2017
Most people would be better off sticking with "Teletubbies."
April 6, 2017
It veers sharply away from the abominable union of animation and live action and the resulting juvenile humor that made the first two films so unpleasant, and aims its jokes and joys at a younger audience.
April 6, 2017
It never digs very deep into its characters or its themes. Still, it's always encouraging to see a children's movie that actually tries to say something to its viewers.
April 6, 2017
Setting a quick montage to Eiffel 65's dance hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" might be the most inspired touch of all.
April 6, 2017
The finest film ever made about the Smurfs.
April 5, 2017
At best, it's an adequate cinematic babysitter. That said, few parents will have any residual anger for spending the money.
March 31, 2017
Fans of smurfiness may well like it, and Gargamel gets some nice lines, but I have to say that both script and animation seemed are entirely predictable, as if generated by some computer software.
March 30, 2017
Those little blue men in poky hats and long white underwear are back in a garish, irritating shoutfest.
March 29, 2017
Whatever I was expecting from the latest Smurf movie, it wasn't a sophisticated work of revisionist fan-fiction centred on the controversial figure of Smurfette.
March 27, 2017
Never. Smurfing. Again.
March 26, 2017
A mediocre effort that nonetheless succeeds in its main goal of keeping its blue characters alive for future merchandising purposes.
March 26, 2017
It's a pure digital fantasy, with elegant and tactile animation, so it's more true to the Smurf spirit, and should perform solidly.
March 26, 2017
It's significant that two female writers have taken a character who's mainly just existed to be cute and seductive and turned her into a full-fledged member of this universe.