The Peanuts Movie Reviews

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December 7, 2018
Anybody watching it at home would be forgiven for supposing it was made for TV at some earlier point in history in the first place.
May 9, 2017
I just wish 3D wasn't the default setting for all big animated movie projects... Sure, they catch your eye, but sometimes you just want that crooked, pokey little two-dimensional tree that's shedding needles.
June 20, 2016
Rendering the Red Baron-fighting Snoopy and way too many supporting characters in 3-D, and placing them in near-photo-realistic backgrounds, drains much of the charm from "The Peanuts Movie."
May 9, 2016
The film struggles to stretch out the familiar Schulz cartoons into a substantial feature film.
April 25, 2016
This adaptation of Charles M Schulz's much-loved comic strip will similarly delight little ones, although it proves much too bland to entertain the over-10s.
January 1, 2016
It's mercifully "un-modernised" and pretty faithful to Charles M. Schulz' original comic strip, but it's also rather flat and not especially funny. And there's too much padding; it could just as well have been a short rather than feature-length.
December 27, 2015
The voices are too gloopy, Linus has been given an unnecessary hair transplant and, worst of all, Snoopy's plot thread (technically a story-within-a-story) is dull and dodgy.
December 17, 2015
For the most part, the film just seems to waft along, and though Charlie Brown's life is low-key by nature, the stories are mostly flimsily low-impact.
December 16, 2015
Of all the potential Charlie Brown movies Hollywood might have made, this might be the Charlie Brown-iest. That's not necessarily a good thing.
December 5, 2015
The movie is composed of brief little episodes that seem to simulate comic strip panels but the style makes the film tiresome.
November 13, 2015
The movie is a near-total dud, endless at 93 minutes, useful only as an intro to the strip for the benefit of those who have been in a coma since 1950.
November 12, 2015
In the figurative sense, though, the characters' sharp edges have been filed down.
November 9, 2015
Nostalgia fodder at its most faithful and forgettable ... old-fashioned and wholesome but in a way that's old hat and wholly unimaginative.
November 6, 2015
Without suffering, Peanuts becomes little more than wholesome distraction for kiddies.
November 6, 2015
There's something sad about seeing a character as sweet and simple as good ol' Charlie Brown so totally ruined.
November 6, 2015
It's a mediocre movie, Charlie Brown.
November 5, 2015
It's a skillful, sweet-natured film with nice messages about believing in yourself and not giving up. But somehow, the magic got lost along the way.
November 5, 2015
The movie isn't some kind of disservice to the legacy of Charles Schulz, but it also feels unnecessary.
November 5, 2015
I suspect kids may find these Peanuts kind of bland.
November 5, 2015
I m still a huge Peanuts fan. But this movie misses the talent and wisdom of Charles Schulz and the iconic music of Vince Guaraldi. This movie is an affirmation of Schulz's acumen in not allowing anyone else to write the strip after he stopped.
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