The Smurfs Reviews

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June 23, 2013
If your kid loves this, your kid needs to read a book, or even, heck, play a video game. At least you can tell video game characters apart.
February 28, 2013
The Smurfs is a cute family film that suffers from being a little formulaic and uninspired, and the CGI smurfs don't look like the original characters.
October 2, 2012
Filmgoers who enjoyed the cartoon (or comic strips) as a kid will very likely be left with the taste of sour Smurfberries.
January 29, 2012
The kids might enjoy it, but The Smurfs is nothing but an annoying, noisy commercial for Sony products. Save for Hank Azaria's amusing take on Gargamel, the film is fatty junk food.
January 27, 2012
Peyo's much cherished creations do little to nothing for me, and I can't say spending a 102-minutes with them in a live action-computer animated hybrid was all that high on my personal to-do list.
January 6, 2012
...a cynical extension, not even an earnest spin-off.
December 22, 2011
Once in awhile, a movie sets me searching for its origins. That's what 'The Smurfs' did. I guessed this movie wasn't quite what their creator had in mind - and I was right.
November 30, 2011
Call me Grouchy, but I say grown-ups should just say smurf it and avoid the film completely.
October 26, 2011
The film indulges in a level of product placement not seen since the glory days of Mac & Me.
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
September 15, 2011
The Smurfs isn't smurfing awesome, but it's also not a complete pile of smurf.
September 15, 2011
The current incarnation of The Smurfs bears little resemblance to the classic cartoon, in a film likely to leave anyone other than hyperactive children feeling blue.
September 15, 2011
Takes the 80s favourite kids' cartoon and embellishes it with special effects, New York cliches and gutter humour so that the end result is a shiny but shallow copy of all that was great about the original TV series.
September 8, 2011
Everyone knows the Smurfs sing all day - and also that their song is repetitive and annoying.
September 8, 2011
Likely to enthral very small children only, The Smurfs starts with promise but peters out into something bland.
September 1, 2011
As the Smuppets take Manhattan, the script runs a blue streak of snappy self-marketing and sappy smurfimentalism. It's all so calculatingly self-smurmotional.
August 24, 2011
Their CG-animated/live-action film debut finally answers the question weighing heavily on the mind of every fan: do Smurfs fart?
August 19, 2011
Not as smurfing bad as you might have thought.
August 15, 2011
Easily pleased children and fans of the Teletubbies will enjoy it.
August 12, 2011
Their journey is a struggle, even with the aid of their kind protectors. So was mine.
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