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Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    75
    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. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    58
    It feels like Barnyard swipes too much of its plot from "The Lion King."
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    40
    Barnyard isn't a complete waste of time, it's just too familiar.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    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. The disturbing thing in this preposterous piece of family fluff from writer-director Steve Oedekerk (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, the Oscar-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) is the sight of bulls with udders.
  7. 25
    It shouldn't be surprising that writer-director Steve Oedekerk, the man responsible for "Kung Pow! Enter The Fist" and the second "Ace Ventura" movie, considers single-celled organisms as he shoots for the lowest common denominator.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    10
    This movie is awesome! Otis is my funniest and favorite character in the entire film!

    When will this ever get its own spin-off sequel?! It
    has been 7 years since the movie was last released and still no sequel! Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2013
    8
    Maybe I'm just having a good day giving this movie such a high score, but I really enjoyed it. I didn't know until recently that the weird TV series started as a movie, so I was curious, and while it's not as original as Flushed Away or as well animated as Shrek, essentially, it's few steps behind. This movie is neck and neck with Over the Hedge as the best animated film of 2006 in my opinion and some of the best talking animal movies I've seen. Not only does this movie put the fun back in being an independent farmer, but the main characters are very developed and memorable. The secondary characters, not as much. Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2010
    6
    not my favorite CGI movie, but hey. at least its just decent.
  4. 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
    unlikeable, and the entire premise feels unnatural. Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2013
    0
    This movie is terrible and here's why, the animation is downright ugly and the characters aren't likable at all and I didn't care about them at all, The voice acting is ok but everything else is just plain bad. Expand

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