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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, aHaving 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    The movie's not even close to Pixar standards - the animation is slapdash and the story construction's a mess - but the vibe is loose-limbed and fluky, and the gags have an extra snap that's recognizably Seinfeldian.
  2. 67
    It's good to have Seinfeld back, even in this watered-down form.
  3. Maybe Bee Movie is another ground-breaking show about nothing – a hornet's nest of hype for a fat hive of nothing. If so, pay up and get stung.
  4. Unfortunately, bees just aren't that funny...Nor is the odd story Seinfeld and his collaborators dreamed up very inspired.
  5. Best viewed as an oddball career move rather than as a successful movie.
  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 83
  2. Negative: 28 out of 83
  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 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. LauraJ.
    Nov 20, 2007
    8
    I found this movie to be uplifting, fun & humourous. The graphics & animation, especially over Central Park,NYC, were beautiful. I liked the I found this movie to be uplifting, fun & humourous. The graphics & animation, especially over Central Park,NYC, were beautiful. I liked the flying scenes in the plane landing sequence , and in the sky, and thought Rene Zellweger as Vanesssa's alter ego-adorable. Anyone who says anything negative about this clever film is just jealous they didn't create it. Expand
  4. May 26, 2012
    5
    Bee movie isn't too good, but it isn't too bad, it's kind of okay. Its got a few funny jokes that make you laugh, but it has terrible unfunnyBee movie isn't too good, but it isn't too bad, it's kind of okay. Its got a few funny jokes that make you laugh, but it has terrible unfunny jokes that make you not laugh at all. It has a kind of okay plot and good voice acting, but it has bad, cheesy moments with awful music. Meh. Expand
  5. May 26, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can see the message that they're trying to tell in the movie, but the execution was completely horrible. Yes, I chuckled at Larry King's bee version, but Bee Jesus, ugh... Expand
  6. KaraM.
    Jul 13, 2008
    2
    This plot to this movie was inacurate enough to destroy children's fundamental understandings of pollination, plant survival, insect This plot to this movie was inacurate enough to destroy children's fundamental understandings of pollination, plant survival, insect behavior, and lawsuits. It was less than entertaining, it was a poorly executed series of lame quips done by poorly educated writers. Expand
  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 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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