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  • Summary: Having just graduated from college, a bee by the name of Barry B. Benson finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice--honey. As he ventures outside of the hive for the first time, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of the bee world and talks to a human, a New York City florist named Vanessa. He is shocked to discover that the humans have been stealing and eating the bees' honey for centuries, and ultimately realizes that his true calling in life is to set the world right by suing the human race for stealing the bees' precious honey. (Dreamworks) Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. It has enough buzzing wit and eye-popping animation to win over the kids - and probably more than a few parents, too.
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Spletzer
    67
    The riskiest move Seinfeld made was to create an unlikable protagonist who is wrong every step of the way, but treat him like a hero.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    50
    For all the muscle and money behind Bee Movie, it still feels unfocused and unfinished.
  4. Unfortunately, bees just aren't that funny...Nor is the odd story Seinfeld and his collaborators dreamed up very inspired.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    50
    The result is oddly schizoid, but also so insubstantial that to call it oddly schizoid suggests a weight it doesn't have.
  6. Bee Movie isn't a B movie, it's a Z movie, as in dizmal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 81
  2. Negative: 28 out of 81
  1. May 11, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The story takes a clever turn here. A bee sues the human race for stealing their honey. Thats the best way to summarize the story. It takes an exciting turn of events. Expand
  2. spongeee
    Nov 12, 2007
    9
    Good for two reasons: 1. The visuals are amazing. Felt like a Universial Studio ride during the flying squences. 2. The story/dialouge was surreal. Part of the fun was accepting that the bees could talk to humans. Once you get past that point, it is witty and def geared toward adults...ala Spongebob. Expand
  3. RazvyT.
    Nov 9, 2007
    8
    Very ncie movie, nice comic, nice colored scenes, everything's nice.Animated movies rule!
  4. May 24, 2012
    5
    It's an average movie which had funny moments, an amateurish plot, descent graphics and terrible voice acting........ Expand
  5. HunterW.
    Jan 6, 2009
    4
    While it had few funny moments the premise of the movie is annoyingly and totally unrealistic, movies like Bug's Life and Ant Z handled the idea of a bugs community way better than Bee movie. In Bee movie everything collapsed for me ( including my suspension of disbelief ) the moment the bees started suing the humans, it is just a ridiculous and weird situation and isn't helped by the fact that all the world suddenly accepted that the Bees can talk to humans, why only Bees and why only now ... it just feels so forced. If you want to watch a good animated movie about bugs i recommend Bug's life or Ant Z, both handled the idea of a bugs community way better and kept it separate from the human world which made more sense. Expand
  6. CliftonS.
    Apr 24, 2008
    2
    Not one line made me laugh. replete with failed attempts at jewish humor. naturalistic worldview way off base.
  7. JHill
    Nov 3, 2007
    0
    Dear god this movie stunk. The writing was anything but good. I don't know why NBC hyped it---except they get exclusive rights to air it in the future...but after this, do they really want to do that? What's the deal with Bee Movie? Expand

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