Barnyard

Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. It's a better-than-average animated feature.
  2. 70
    Even an advanced case of critter fatigue shouldn't stop you from rushing out to see this delightfully cheeky animated tale.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Zippy enough to delight youngsters and clever enough to engage their parents.
  4. 70
    The CGI is excellent, with characters whose depth and solidity suggest Nick Park's clay animations.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    It's a sweet and mildly funny movie that will entertain young audiences, but one aspect is utterly mystifying: The two main characters, father and son bovine creatures, have large, distracting udders.
  6. All of Barnyard is odd. Oddly funny much of the way, oddly serious when it makes room for the early death of a beloved character or the hushed birth of another, oddly musical with its melange of hip-hop and reggae and hard rock and bluegrass.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 Full Review »
  3. 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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