Sep 23, 2020
If any of this makes sense, please seek counseling now.
Mar 1, 2019
While the first film attempted to have a wider appeal, the sequel casts a smaller net... It simply feels as if filmmakers took a step backwards with this picture.
Aug 13, 2018
It's fairly run-of-the-mill in kid's film standards, and the screenwriters' lack of willingness to include anything even remotely edgy makes it difficult for adults to engage with it.
Mar 5, 2018
This was something that you could have done something cool with. In there, somewhere, there's a good Smurf movie. But for some reason, the director, the writers..they're just not doing it.
Jun 29, 2016
Smurfs 2 just isn't an enjoyable time.
Jun 7, 2016
Smurfs 2 isn't quite so good at appealing to adults, but it's harmless fun for the littlies.
Mar 30, 2016
The pacing is fine but the dialogue is trite. Older children and adults will also find the main plot and Smurf gibberish tedious, redeemed only by Azaria's performance and a sideplot involving Gargamel.
Apr 23, 2015
The Smurfs 2 panders to children, offering nothing more than a series of fart jokes and pratfalls, for the obvious purpose of cashing in on an already established fan base.
Sep 29, 2013
Yay! The Smurfs are back - bigger, bolder and bluer than ever. It's fun fun fun, a more-than-worthy, hyper-energetic sequel to the fabulous first film...It's all wonderful fantasy nonsense, delivered fast and with plenty of self-consciously cheap laughs.
Sep 13, 2013
IT'S a rarity, but it's nice when a sequel learns from the mistakes of its predecessor.
Sep 10, 2013
While the 2011 Smurfs movie set in New York was filled with blue-tinged charm and cute-dom, the follow-up in Paris lacks the sweet innocence from the last time around, resulting in a yarn that is overblown and a bit of a yawn
Sep 2, 2013
The early-elementary-school-age kids in the auditorium will certainly shut up for ninety minutes, but just about anyone outside of that demographic will find attention wandering.
Aug 30, 2013
This follow-up is driven solely by financial motives, and available in 3D, of course.
Aug 14, 2013
Smurftastically stupid. Here's a sequel to a movie we didn't care about the first time around. It's enough to make you blue.
Aug 14, 2013
I took my inner-5-year-old to see The Smurfs 2 and what happened? The little weasel sneaked out of the theater and went to watch something else.
Aug 12, 2013
In this obnoxiously peppy 3D sequel, "smurf" is an all-purpose prefix that the anaemic script uses when words fail. Which is often.
Aug 8, 2013
'Smurfs 2' joins many other live action/animation mixes as an average outing for the smaller fry.
Aug 8, 2013
Everything that was right with the first one is wrong with the second one.
Aug 8, 2013
At this week's preview screening, a young girl who apparently was experiencing her first 3D movie complained: 'It's in my face!' Child, I feel your pain.
Aug 7, 2013
Yes, this is the point in the summer when I outsource my critical judgment to my kids.