The Smurfs 2 Reviews

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Top Critic
Kevin McFarland
AV Club
July 31, 2013
Smurfs 2 is at least slightly superior to the absolutely dire first film, but it remains a series for kids whose parents can't just pop in a DVD of something better.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Manori Ravindran
National Post
August 1, 2013
Sometimes, you've got to smurf with the changes, even if that means tolerating brutal puns, arbitrary 3-D and an unforgivable lack of double entendres.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Serba
MLive.com
July 31, 2013
I recall, in the vernacular of the franchise, the first movie being a more painful boot to the Smurfberries than this sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sandy Schaefer
ScreenRant
August 2, 2013
A slight improvement on its predecessor but also the cinematic equivalent of a cynical studio executive's checklist of items that need to be included in a Smurf movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Brown
Globe and Mail
July 31, 2013
Only adults with 'Smurf-holm syndrome' could love this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
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-
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
July 29, 2013
If you pay good money to see this film, knowing full well that it's called The Smurfs 2, then you probably deserve every second of this boring, insipid and pandering kiddie flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
July 31, 2013
It's difficult to leave The Smurfs 2 feeling too disappointed given it's exactly as one would expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Eisenberg
CinemaBlend.com
July 31, 2013
Much like the first movie, The Smurfs 2 is exclusively filled with humor targeted at the very youngest members of the audience, leaving grown-ups no option other than to cover their faces with their palms and shake their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
August 1, 2013
Aside from a toned-down finale that thankfully doesn't attempt to re-create the exhausting multiple climaxes of the original's Central Park finale, The Smurfs 2 is as bald a retread as the unimaginative title might suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Guy Lodge
This is London
August 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Matt Patches
Time Out
July 30, 2013
Patient Adult Smurfs will be checking their watches as Excitable Child Smurfs lose themselves in the high jinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
July 31, 2013
The only real positive I can take away from this movie is that a lot of people I like got paid because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
July 31, 2013
Smurfs 2 heroically carries on the franchise's traditions of being trite, noisy, and lazily assembled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
July 31, 2013
I felt Smurfing robbed by those five screenwriters. (Full Parental Review also available)
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 30, 2013
OK for very small children, who won't realize what a pile of Smurf it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
August 2, 2013
Once the early 3D novelty value is all but forgotten, it's clear these Smurfs don't have the staying power of Alvin And The Chipmunks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
Movieline
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
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 28, 2013
The Smurfs 2 will keep a child reasonably entertained for 105 minutes--but so will a large, empty cardboard box. The box is more likely to stimulate a child's imagination and less likely to contain jokes about testicles.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
August 1, 2013
Young children should enjoy the special effects and slapstick but parents will mostly grimace and bear it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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