The Smurfs (2011)

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Critic Consensus: The Smurfs assembles an undeniably talented cast of voice actors and live-action stars -- then crushes them beneath a blue mound of lowest-common-denominator kiddie fare.

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The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. -- (C) Sony Pictures
Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Raja Gosnell
Written By: J. David Stem , David N. Weiss , Jay Scherick , David Ronn
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Columbia - Official Site

Cast

Neil Patrick Harris
as Patrick Winslow
Jayma Mays
as Grace Winslow
Tim Gunn
as Henri
Jonathan Winters
as Papa Smurf
Katy Perry
as Smurfette
Alan Cumming
as Gutsy Smurf
Fred Armisen
as Brainy Smurf
George Lopez
as Grouchy Smurf
Paul Reubens
as Jokey Smurf
Anton Yelchin
as Clumsy Smurf
Kenan Thompson
as Greedy Smurf
Jeff Foxworthy
as Handy Smurf
John Oliver
as Vanity Smurf
Wolfgang Puck
as Chef Smuf
Gary Basaraba
as Hefty Smurf
B.J. Novak
as Baker Smurf
Tom Kane
as Narrator Smurf
John Kassir
as Crazy Smurf
Joel McCrary
as Farmer Smurf
Frank Welker
as Voice of Azrael
Julie Chang
as Newscaster
Roger Clark
as Newscaster
Mark Doherty
as Bluetooth Businessman
Minglie Chen
as Young Woman
Sean Kenin
as Guy in Plaid Shirt
Adria Baratta
as Anjelou Employee
Paula Pizzi
as Odile's Mother
Julianna Rigoglioso
as Little Sister
Daria Rae Figlo
as Blonde Sister
Daria Rae Figlio
as Blonde Sister
Bradley Gosnell
as Toy Salesperson
Heidi Armbruster
as Toy Store Parent
Finnerty Steeves
as Toy Store Parent
John Speredakos
as Parent with Girls
Skai Jackson
as Kicking Girl
Alex Hall
as Skateboard Kid
Eric Redgate
as Skateboard Kid
Jojo Gonzalez
as FAO Custodian
Sean Ringgold
as Inmate Bubba
Mario D'Leon
as Bubba's Inmate Friend
Liz Smith
as Party Guest
Tom Colicchio
as Party Guest
Michael Musto
as Party Guest
Joan Rivers
as Party Guest
Olivia Palermo
as Party Guest
Julia T. Enescu
as Party Guest
Lauren Waggoner
as Party Guest
Paula Kay Perry
as Smurfette
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Critic Reviews for The Smurfs

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (26)

To play The Smurfs Drinking Game you will need: Two 500cl bottles of Blue Bols (per player), one white sleeping cap, ample powder-blue face paint and too much spare time.

Full Review… | August 9, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Gosnell directs as if every scene must be either a nauseating roller-coaster ride or a syrupy melodrama.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

The Smurfs ends up being just below average, it won't give you nightmares, and small ones might dig it.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

That two sequels have been announced is terrifying.

Full Review… | July 28, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

It's raw and mean-spirited, with too many of the Smurf word substitutions more naughty than nice ("Who Smurfed?" or "Where the Smurf are we?"). That's Smurfed up.

July 28, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The Smurfs mostly takes place in a grown-up world of cosmetics advertising and expectant parents. Without a child character to interpret and join the action, it's a pretty dull way to introduce young viewers to the new blue crew.

Full Review… | July 28, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Smurfs

Dumb movie about Smurfs running around in NYC.

Red Lats
Red Lats

While it is garbage in terms of the animation and the humor, it makes up for its good blend of animation and live action and I will admit the humor did suck but it did get a couple chuckles out of me. Also the voice acting isn't half bad either and each of the actors do decent jobs. I didn't really grow up with the Smurfs very much and didn't really start watching the series until about 4 years ago and I will say it is a fun show but this movie really does somewhat fail in terms of the humor and character traits of the characters that they are representing, but it is a decent movie but it definitely isn't for everyone and really you have to be in the right mood to watch it.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards
½

Why did I watch this movie? "Smurfity-smurf-smurf-smurf".... Wow, the word smurf was probably used about 200 times. The smurfs themselves? FREAKIN annoyin. Who would like these blue things? Character development? None? The villain? Equivalent in terms of cheesiness, acting, and gayness as that of any Power Rangers villain. The live action actors? ...........actually, they were pretty good LOL. Other then that, I haven't seen a movie this nauseating and annoyingly frustrating in a very long time. Too many pop-culture references that are not children-friendly or good spirited. Plus, THEY SAY SMURF TOO MANY DAMN TIMES -- "Where the Smurf are we?" "Smurfette, I think I smurfed your smurfing mom last smurfing night with my smurfilicious smurf." sthu! Every single scene was so geared towards 3-D that the movie becomes a roller-coaster ride. Not a good movie for children or for adults. Hell, it's not for anybody. Really really boring too. Not recommended by any means.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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