Barnyard

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5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. It's a better-than-average animated feature.
  2. 70
    The CGI is excellent, with characters whose depth and solidity suggest Nick Park's clay animations.
  3. It feels like Barnyard swipes too much of its plot from "The Lion King."
  4. Like too many animated films aimed at children, Barnyard embraces stereotypes that generally no longer cut it in adult films, and for good reason.
  5. 38
    If you want to punish your kids, send them to bed without dinner. If you want to disturb, frighten and depress them while making sure they fail biology, take them to the animated feature Barnyard.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Speaking as both a parent and a critic, I do believe I'd rather drive rusty railroad spikes through my eyes than have to sit through one more computer generated family film about talking animals. The bad news for Hollywood is that after seeing Barnyard my kids feel the same way.
  7. 25
    Loud, sophomoric and stunningly crude.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. Mar 9, 2015
    10
    Why the heck this animation has so many low scores? For me it's fun, interesting and perfect for any age! Great story, fun and uniqueWhy the heck this animation has so many low scores? For me it's fun, interesting and perfect for any age! Great story, fun and unique characters and emotional scenes... 10/10 Expand
  2. EmmaC.
    Aug 12, 2006
    10
    Fabulous kids movie. Very funny, moving without a hint of cheese. Fast paced with great use of music.
  3. Jan 31, 2016
    8
    Insanely good, but I have no exact idea about the hate on this movie. Nickelodeon actually tried to make it work and they did it alright...Insanely good, but I have no exact idea about the hate on this movie. Nickelodeon actually tried to make it work and they did it alright... they did quite enough and it was a genius trip to actually hilarious comedy that actually works. Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2010
    6
    not my favorite CGI movie, but hey. at least its just decent.
  5. Mar 24, 2016
    4
    It should have just stayed in the background as this movie has dumb animation, story, humor, and overall quality. While the begging isn't bad,It should have just stayed in the background as this movie has dumb animation, story, humor, and overall quality. While the begging isn't bad, it gets worse as it progesses. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    3
    Barnyard is a cow patty.
    The entire film is animated stupidity. The storyline is little to non existent, nearly every character is
    Barnyard is a cow patty.
    The entire film is animated stupidity. The storyline is little to non existent, nearly every character is unlikeable, and the entire premise feels unnatural.
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  7. ColleenK.
    Aug 15, 2006
    0
    This movie was terrible--I wish I hadn't seen it and I wish I hadn't taken my four nieces to go see it. Aside from the biological This movie was terrible--I wish I hadn't seen it and I wish I hadn't taken my four nieces to go see it. Aside from the biological mistakes and crude drawings, I felt like I had to "debrief" the children I went with about the horrifying stereotypes and poor decision making in the film [***SPOILERS***] (the animals steal, drink, joy ride, break and enter, behave violently, and do other things that are not cool--all presented in the film as harmless fun). The presentation of all rural folks as either uneducated/stupid, crazy, or alcoholic was anything but charming. For most parts of the film that were intended to be jokes, the theater filled with kids was silent. And this is sad, but being a knitter, the presentation of knitting was so inaccurate that it was actually irritating to watch. Expand

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