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The Smurfs 2 Reviews

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September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 13, 2013
IT'S a rarity, but it's nice when a sequel learns from the mistakes of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
August 7, 2013
Yes, this is the point in the summer when I outsource my critical judgment to my kids.
Matthew Turner
August 1, 2013
Enjoyable sequel to the 2011 hit, enlivened by decent animation, strong comic performances, a terrific voice cast and a witty, nicely pitched script that ensures there is entertainment for both adults and children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alexander Lowe
We Got This Covered
July 31, 2013
Though not the best film out there, The Smurfs 2 has more than enough Smurf-essence to entertain viewers of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
July 31, 2013
Smurf-ophiles will love it but the unconverted still won't be feeling the blues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 31, 2013
It's sursmurfingly not-bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 31, 2013
It's not exactly "Ratatouille," but this quasi-animated movie makes an amusing late-summer vacation from superheroes and shoot-'em-ups.
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 30, 2013
Will kids like "The Smurfs 2" at least as much as the first one? Answer: Is a Smurf's butt blue?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 30, 2013
For movies that don't aspire to the pedigree of age-spanning animated tales, it's harmless and above-average.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Scott Foundas
July 28, 2013
A sequel that changes scarcely a drop of Smurf-essence in its winning formula.
John Hazelton
Screen International
July 28, 2013
Hybrid specialist Raja Gosnell returns as director and ably delivers slapstick comedy for the kids and nicely shot views of Paris landmarks for the adults.
John Fink
The Film Stage
June 29, 2016
Smurfs 2 just isn't an enjoyable time.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
June 7, 2016
Smurfs 2 isn't quite so good at appealing to adults, but it's harmless fun for the littlies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Stuckmann
April 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.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 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
Michael Dequina
September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
August 30, 2013
This follow-up is driven solely by financial motives, and available in 3D, of course.
Pete Hammond
August 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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