Barney's Great Adventure
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)

This is the large-screen debut of famous (or infamous, depending on your POV) fuzzy purple dinosaur Barney, the oafish character who began a decade earlier on video (selling 45 million units) and then became a top-ranked public TV… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 3, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

With very little modification, this archly innocuous children's musical could have been marketed as a sequel to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

What is it about that big purple dinosaur?

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Todd McCarthy

Although technically superior to the low-rent Barney videos, pic, which was shot in the country near Montreal, still has a bargain-budget look.

David Kronke
Los Angeles Times

Barney looks both more real and more magical on video; on film, he's clearly a doofus in a felt outfit.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

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.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

This spin-off from the TV series featuring the large purple felt dinosaur of awesome good nature is emetically wholesome.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If you like him on TV, you'll like him here, too.

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Urban Cinefile

Really, even three-year-olds deserve better than this.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Bentley Lyles
It's suprisingly entertaining. A must-see for toddlers.