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Yogi Bear Reviews

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 9, 2011
This is the sort of film that most hard-bitten critics will refuse to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Limara Salt
Sky Movies
February 9, 2011
Yogi Bear is so contrived, so dull and so devoid of any charm it's unknown whether it'll stand up with kids so used to an endless supply of near flawless films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
February 9, 2011
Watchable cartoon-to-live-action adaptation that earns points for a great Yogi impersonation by Dan Aykroyd and some surprisingly decent dialogue...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 7, 2011
An hour and a half of what bears do in the woods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
February 7, 2011
The wee'uns may enjoy the forest-based capers but for adults this is no pickernick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 6, 2011
There's no real reason for this live action/animation hybrid version of the classic cartoon besides the fact that digital effects allowed them to do it. But at least it's rather undemanding good fun while it lasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2011
You've seen this movie before, when it was called Alvin and the Chipmunks, but the filmmakers are hoping that your kids don't remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 27, 2011
Like a steady, throbbing ache that, after 75 minutes, you realize was your nerve endings' collective scream at your numbed-off brain to flee this awkward hybrid of animation and live-action. The humans are even more cartoonish than 'your a-ver-age bear.'
Andrew Hedley
January 16, 2011
I found the movie quite flat and uninteresting but then, I'm a grown-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
January 14, 2011
When Yogi hams it up, it's a bit like watching an old vaudeville performer whose time has passed.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
January 14, 2011
Should Yogi Bear ever end up on the endangered list... Well, who are we to stand in the way of progress?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
January 13, 2011
Slapstick comedies are rare nowadays, especially ones that viewers of all ages can enjoy. So three cheers for this part-animated redo of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paj Sandhu
January 13, 2011
Compared to quality animated alternatives such as Tangled and Megamind, Yogi is unBearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
January 12, 2011
Kudos to director Eric Brevig and his team of digital animation artists for a rendering of Yogi that, for all its wonderful detail, remains faithful to the lovable cartoon bear of yore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 7, 2011
Yogi's picnic gag is funny in small doses but, much like his Chipmunk brethren, inflating these simple pleasures into a feature-length movie is disastrous.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
January 3, 2011
The movie is the opposite of the cartoons: Everyone's body is in motion, but nobody is using his head.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
January 2, 2011
Yogi Bear is pretty bad, but it's not apocalyptically horrid--and that's its biggest problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 30, 2010
It is surprising, perhaps, that Yogi is not more of an active protagonist, but given how unpleasant is the sight of lovingly-rendered cartoon bears interacting with actors, it's probably just as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 23, 2010
Smarter than the average screenplay? No, it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 23, 2010
Has about as much material -- and possibly less depth -- than one of the five-to-six-minute cartoons from the late 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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