The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Smurfs assembles an undeniably talented cast of voice actors and live-action stars -- then crushes them beneath a blue mound of lowest-common-denominator kiddie fare.

David Jenkins
Time Out

To play The Smurfs Drinking Game you will need: Two 500cl bottles of Blue Bols (per player), one white sleeping cap, ample powder-blue face paint and too much spare time.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

That two sequels have been announced is terrifying.

Will Leitch

If your kid loves this, your kid needs to read a book, or even, heck, play a video game. At least you can tell video game characters apart.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Gosnell directs as if every scene must be either a nauseating roller-coaster ride or a syrupy melodrama.

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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times

It's raw and mean-spirited, with too many of the Smurf word substitutions more naughty than nice ("Who Smurfed?" or "Where the Smurf are we?"). That's Smurfed up.

Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

The Smurfs is a cute family film that suffers from being a little formulaic and uninspired, and the CGI smurfs don't look like the original characters.

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Laremy Legel

The Smurfs ends up being just below average, it won't give you nightmares, and small ones might dig it.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The Smurfs mostly takes place in a grown-up world of cosmetics advertising and expectant parents. Without a child character to interpret and join the action, it's a pretty dull way to introduce young viewers to the new blue crew.

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Ben Kendrick

Filmgoers who enjoyed the cartoon (or comic strips) as a kid will very likely be left with the taste of sour Smurfberries.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Dumb movie about Smurfs running around in NYC.
Candy Rose
Cute movie about the a group of Smurfs who end up in New York, looking for a way home. Similar to Enchanted.
Michael Edwards
While it is garbage in terms of the animation and the humor, it makes up for its good blend of animation and live action and I will admit the humor did suck but… More
Manu Gino
Smurf happens A good movie with some nice special effects and great animation, on the other hand it was a little boring at times and the story wasn't that… More
Albert Kim
Why did I watch this movie? "Smurfity-smurf-smurf-smurf".... Wow, the word smurf was probably used about 200 times. The smurfs themselves? FREAKIN… More
Jason Owens
Just average to me. I liked the animation and the movie for the most part, but Neil Patrick Harris annoys the heck out of me, and there are some Smurfy… More

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