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Winnie the Pooh Reviews

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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
July 22, 2011
Winnie the Pooh generates smiles and chuckles from start to finish with its good-natured, episodic story of Pooh and friends going on a wild-goose chase to find a supposedly missing Christopher Robin...
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 17, 2011
It's a pleasure to sink into an animated family movie from Disney that radiates charm with a gentleness that seems damn near revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 15, 2011
Disney doesn't offer much here that it hasn't done as well before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 15, 2011
"Winnie the Pooh" is a very full jar of honey indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 15, 2011
This is indeed good old Pooh, nothing to fear. No space robots or serial killers have been added to the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 15, 2011
One would have to have a heart of cold temperament to find much -- if anything -- wrong with the animated adventure Winnie the Pooh.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 15, 2011
Winnie the Pooh will make big people remember their childhoods. And small people will have fun getting to know all of us in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 15, 2011
It's a surprisingly solid, often charming effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 15, 2011
There's no bells and whistles here, no 3-D or useless grey fluff, just Pooh as he's always been, silly and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Washington Post
July 15, 2011
Clocking in at a zippy 63 minutes, the story is precisely the right length for squirmy tots and concludes before the minimal plot grows stale for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 15, 2011
The 1966-1974 "Winnie the Pooh" shorts that used to air on Disney's Sunday night program were thinly plotted, simply drawn and replete with silly songs and jokes for third-graders. Why mess with perfection?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
July 15, 2011
It doesn't matter that the film is just for kids. When it does its job right, everyone watching it is a kid.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2011
The makers of "Winnie the Pooh" had enough material for a good 65 minutes, and so they did something unusual, practically unheard of in modern times. They made a 65-minute movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
July 14, 2011
While his movie doesn't stand a chance at the box office, Pooh succeeds by embracing much of what modern films ... have largely forgotten: old-fashioned movie pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 14, 2011
"Winnie the Pooh" may not be a movie that grown-ups seek out on their own, but it may make some of them jealous of the 4-year-olds who are making the noble bear's acquaintance for the first time.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
July 14, 2011
Winnie the Pooh revives the charm of the original Walt Disney franchise by returning to the source -- the A.A. Milne books about Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals as they learn life lessons amidst their adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 14, 2011
Proves a fitting tribute to one of the last century's most enduring children's tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 14, 2011
This sweet, low-key, and utterly lovable movie reminds us that "fun for all ages" isn't just a marketing come-on.
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
July 14, 2011
It's classically Disney, as if Walt himself (actually, John Cleese) were reading us a story.
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Dante Anthony Fuoco
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 14, 2011
[It] has a visual and emotional artistry that depicts the value of committed friendships, highlighting challenges that may come along. Yet what it expresses most of all is the sheer fun and joy these experiences can bring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
July 14, 2011
Sweetly, agreeably traditional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 14, 2011
After a summerlong rampage of Hollywood's obnoxious misbehavior, Pooh is mercifully without sting.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 14, 2011
Sweet, gentle and defiantly retro (the 2-D hand-drawn animation is superb), the movie is irresistibly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 14, 2011
In a time of shock-value 3-D animation and special effects, the look of the film is gentle and pleasing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 14, 2011
It's refreshing to watch a children's film that moseys along placidly to the soothing rhythms of a beautifully illustrated children's book rather than attempting to mimic the deafening volume and speed of most children's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 13, 2011
This is just 68 minutes of pure, hunny-covered satisfaction.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 13, 2011
The animators tap our nostalgia for Pooh - the Charlie Brown of honey drippers - and for the gently homogenized whimsical flavor that was A.A. Milne gone Magic Kingdom.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 13, 2011
This film has the lovingly crafted, storybook feeling that was once Disney's specialty.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
July 12, 2011
It never feels as if we're watching a brand-name cash-grab, but instead as if we're participating in an endlessly imaginative afternoon of play.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
July 12, 2011
A wonderfully faithful throwback to the '60s animated features (and the original Ernest H. Shepard book illustrations that inspired the studio's watercolored, 2-D look) with a modest veneer of postmodern cleverness.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
July 7, 2011
...[the filmmakers] concoct something consistently lively and clever and engaging and lovely to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Anna Smith
Time Out
April 13, 2011
This is a relatively modest film but one that should entertain the very young - along with nostalgic parents and grandparents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 4, 2011
Disney has done plenty right by the Hundred Acre Wood gang in its latest bigscreen outing, preserving the traditional hand-drawn appearance and gently whimsical storytelling of the A.A. Milne-based series in an era of CG-animated, 3D-accentuated excess.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
April 1, 2011
Little kids will enjoy it all, while parents, when not checking their cell phones, will be thankful for the thoughtfully brief running time.