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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    80
    So packed with knowingly dreadful puns, wily sight gags, and self-referential cheek that it's impossible not to be charmed.
  2. 75
    Has the same mixture of dumb puns, corny sight gags and sly, even sophisticated in-jokes. It's a lot of fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    75
    Stuffed with smart Internet gags, silly movie references and a happy energy that makes you forgive the sequences that don't work.
  4. Crammed with show-biz jokes that younger kids won't fathom, but the action is so quick and colorful that they probably won't mind.
  5. 75
    Works because they really are the focus - and they're excellently voiced .
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    It's a sunny, funny, fittingly cartoony blend of computer-generated 3-D representations of the flying squirrel and his pal the moose with actors.
  7. Rocky and Bullwinkle have not only returned, but they've been placed in the hands of filmmakers who know what they're doing.
  8. It's often surprisingly clever, dripping with respect for its model, and done with considerable wit and style.
  9. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    63
    Pure nonsense is hard to sustain for an entire feature-length movie.
  10. 60
    Beautifully regenerates the Jay Ward TV show its characters were based on.
  11. So quick that the flat moments are rapidly, inevitably chased by a new gag.
  12. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    This megastar mix of CGI animation and live action is remarkably faithful to the spirit of the original.
  13. The problem with the movie isn't that it sells out Rocky and Bullwinkle -- it's that it can't keep up with them.
  14. 42
    The liveliest thing here is the keen sense of regret you feel at seeing two TV icons reduced to supporting characters in a lame movie that trades on their good names.
  15. 40
    Hit-or-miss comedy at its best and worst: When it connects, the belly laughs are long and loud, but when it misses, the groans you'll be hearing are your own.
  16. Does go on too long, leading to inevitable dead spots.
  17. Never asks its target audience of self-referential baby boomers and their littles bundles of joy to take it more seriously than it takes itself.
  18. Too dumb to realize that the senselessness is viral.
  19. Reviewed by: Brian Cronenworth
    30
    These are pitch-perfect impersonations rather than performances.
  20. 30
    It's sledgehammer whimsy, and it's not talking to me.
  21. Hardly a project worthy of grown men and women.
  22. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    30
    Has some good throwaway gags -- but far too often, the moviemakers don't throw them away soon enough.
  23. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    30
    It's great to have the Moose back, but it would be greater still to see him in a humorous context fully worth of him.
  24. 25
    The movie's attempts at zaniness are flat, almost embarrassing.
  25. The whole affair has a painfully self-conscious, self-referential air. Jokes land with a thud, and so, alas, does Rocky, who seems to have forgotten how to fly.
  26. Succumbs to its blockbuster ambitions and turns into a noisy, bloated mess.
  27. 10
    This clunky TV remake is stiffer than an iron curtain.
  28. A whole lot of something about nothing.
  29. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    Scarcely seems worth the expenditure of time, money and talent.
  30. 0
    Rocky & Bullwinkle is the new millennium's "Howard the Duck."

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