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Yogi Bear Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Anna Smith
Time Out
February 9, 2011
Fond memories of Yogi cartoons may get you some way through this big-screen version - but the nostalgia soon wears off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
December 17, 2010
This being the highly advanced 21st century, simple animation won't do, so we must suffer through mediocre, lifeless computer-generated animation of this treasured twosome.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
December 17, 2010
Taking the kids to a matinee of Yogi Bear in 3-D is no picnic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Hale
New York Times
December 17, 2010
A bland 21st-century family comedy without a single moment that captures the wit, energy or sophistication of the original, which by now dates back more than 50 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/2
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 17, 2010
The relative lack of coarseness and snark may come as a surprising relief, even to 21st-century audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 17, 2010
"Yogi Bear" lacks even the zinging toddler anarchy of the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
December 17, 2010
Fart jokes? Check. 3-D spit takes? Check. Yogi shaking his ursine rump to "Baby Got Back"? Dear Lord, check.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
December 16, 2010
The problem here is Hollywood, as ever, committing a series of safe nostalgia-fueled films that represent less risk than, say, actually making something new.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 16, 2010
This is a cute movie, a kid's movie, and a rather good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 16, 2010
"Yogi Bear" gives cheap hackwork a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 16, 2010
Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 16, 2010
Picture Timberlake in the booth recording his lines and you have the best joke in the movie. Everything else is actively painful, a frenetic, unfunny mix of action, romance, dud dialogue, and icky things popping out of the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 16, 2010
Five minutes into their feature-length Yogi Bear movie, the filmmakers have more or less run out of material, save for switching up the means by which Yogi swipes baskets, or leaving a few pies to cool on various ledges.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
December 15, 2010
There's nothing particularly inventive in the plot or grade-school humor, but the movie skates by on the timeless, undemanding charm of watching a tie-wearing bear try to steal people's lunches.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 15, 2010
Weak as they've been, the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are operating on a higher plane than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
December 14, 2010
Rock-bottom expectations are rewarded, sort of, in this update of Hanna-Barbera's necktied ursus.
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Justin Chang
Variety
December 13, 2010
Neither smarter nor dumber than the average family-friendly comedy.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 13, 2010
A live-action/cartoon mix that's misguided in just about every way.