The Smurfs Reviews

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September 14, 2011
The Smurfs will likely be the best, most enjoyable kid film of 2011. And, yes, adults have been catered for. Dive in.
August 19, 2011
Not as smurfing bad as you might have thought.
August 12, 2011
Their journey is a struggle, even with the aid of their kind protectors. So was mine.
August 11, 2011
I felt like plunging a razor into my tensely exposed wrist from the very first minutes.
August 9, 2011
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.
July 29, 2011
Gosnell directs as if every scene must be either a nauseating roller-coaster ride or a syrupy melodrama.
July 29, 2011
The Smurfs ends up being just below average, it won't give you nightmares, and small ones might dig it.
July 29, 2011
That two sequels have been announced is terrifying.
July 29, 2011
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 29, 2011
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.
July 29, 2011
Director Raja Gosnell also made "Scooby-Doo" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." At least for families, this is a bit smurfing better than those.
July 29, 2011
I wouldn't smurf Gosnell's 'The Smurfs' on my smurfiest enemy.
July 29, 2011
'The Smurfs" is a lot like the characters' theme song: sweet, repetitive and grating.
July 29, 2011
Kids are sure to find it smurf-errific, smurf-ilicious or just plain smurfy. Adults will happily settle for smurf-ectly inoffensive.
July 29, 2011
[A] relentlessly witless and cynical children's movie packed with potty jokes, product plugs and double-entendres along the lines of "What the Smurf?"
July 28, 2011
On a hot summer day, "The Smurfs" is a decent enough excuse to haul the little ones into an air-conditioned theater.
July 28, 2011
There are a handful of genuinely sweet scenes in Smurfs promptly undone by adult actors and filmmakers, who must believe that the little blue troublemakers couldn't maintain a film on their own.
July 28, 2011
Even Neil Patrick Harris, who has proved he can save just about any sinking ship (see prime-time awards shows such as the Emmys or Tonys), cannot make this boat float.
July 28, 2011
Smurfs are the Barneys of the fantasy world.
July 28, 2011
A better movie than anyone could have possibly expected, thanks in large part to an honest effort by Harris in a thankless role.
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