Bee Movie

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 239 Ratings

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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

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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: 37 out of 94
  2. Negative: 29 out of 94
  1. May 26, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's hip to **** bees
    I like my bees in ****ness suits, I **** bees them on TV

    I'm ****ing bees 'most everyday and ****ing bees

    They tell me that it's **** bees, but I **** bees

    I know that it's crazy, I know that it's nowhere

    But there is no denying that

    It's hip to **** bees x4

    Fuuuuuuck beeeeeeees x13

    It's not too hard to **** bees, you see it everyday

    And those that were the farthest out have **** bees

    You see bees on the freeway, It don't look like a lot of ****

    But don't you try to **** it; "A bee who's time has come."

    Don't tell me that I'm crazy, don't tell me I'm nowhere

    Take it from me

    It's hip to **** bees x4

    Tell 'em boys

    (Bees, bees, they're everywhere

    Bees, bees, so hip to **** bees

    Bees, bees, they're everywhere

    Bees, bees) x4
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  2. Jan 6, 2011
    9
    A hilarious movie. It delivers many great laughs. 'A mosquito is a lawyer?' 'I'm already a blood sucking parasite, all I needed was aA hilarious movie. It delivers many great laughs. 'A mosquito is a lawyer?' 'I'm already a blood sucking parasite, all I needed was a briefcase'. The story is certainly orginal for a dreamworks kids movie but some of the more serious lines are poorly written. Too many 'THEY'RE DOING WHAT?' lines. Animation wise a very bright and colourful movie with not as much detail as other films which in this case is a good thing. In short, definetly worth a watch. I think Matthew does often get cast as shouty muscular characters too often.... Expand
  3. brycel
    Jan 5, 2008
    8
    So funny, it stings!
  4. Feb 6, 2014
    5
    This is really hard for me to say because I really enjoyed this movie as a kid and thought it was hilarious but this movie is obnoxious. TheThis is really hard for me to say because I really enjoyed this movie as a kid and thought it was hilarious but this movie is obnoxious. The film has some good ideas, occasional clever jokes, and nice animation/score. However, the film is bogged down by trying way too hard to funny resulting in a lot of bad puns and comes across a bit more obnoxious than funny. I’d say if you have kids show it to them they’ll mindlessly enjoy it. For everyone else though check it out if you want but I’m not going to highly recommend this film. It has some funny moments but not enough to make this a great comedy like Shrek 1 & 2. Shame that a studio that has made great movies could make something that ranges from mediocre to decent. Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2011
    4
    "Bee Movie" is a decent animated movie at its best; the story's bland and generally fragile in structure, the animation isn't the best one,"Bee Movie" is a decent animated movie at its best; the story's bland and generally fragile in structure, the animation isn't the best one, and the voice acting sucks. Recommended for 5 year old kids. Expand
  6. keitha.
    Nov 3, 2007
    3
    just a terrible story, not funny, horrible animation, not sure why it took so long for this movie to come out doesn't look like a lot of just a terrible story, not funny, horrible animation, not sure why it took so long for this movie to come out doesn't look like a lot of time went into it. first kid's movie my four year old ever fell asleep to 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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