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Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie
The purple dinosaur, two true believers and a reluctant convert turn their imagination into an entertaining afternoon at the movies.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With very little modification, this archly innocuous children's musical could have been marketed as a sequel to Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"To those of us on the greying side of five years old, Barney looks like an eggplant and has a rigor-mortis smile, no shoulders, a huge rear end and the sort of nervous giggle that makes you think he has something to hide."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"What is it about that big purple dinosaur?"
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Those hoping for more than just a long, outdoor version of Barney's TV show, they will likely be disappointed."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"That he has become a lightning rod for adult anger is, however, something of a curiosity. Until you spend some time in his world, that is."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"Although technically superior to the low-rent Barney videos, pic, which was shot in the country near Montreal, still has a bargain-budget look."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Barney looks both more real and more magical on video; on film, he's clearly a doofus in a felt outfit."
‑ David Kronke, Los Angeles Times
"Although its entertainment value to adults is negligible, it is a safe, harmless bet for families, one parents will neither regret nor fondly remember after it's over."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It's all rather clumsy and routine."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"This spin-off from the TV series featuring the large purple felt dinosaur of awesome good nature is emetically wholesome."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"If you like him on TV, you'll like him here, too."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A movie this cheerful is destined to be awful to audiences over ten years of age..."
‑ David Keyes,
"Really, even three-year-olds deserve better than this."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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