Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 75
    Has the same mixture of dumb puns, corny sight gags and sly, even sophisticated in-jokes. It's a lot of fun.
  2. The problem with the movie isn't that it sells out Rocky and Bullwinkle -- it's that it can't keep up with them.
  3. 75
    Works because they really are the focus - and they're excellently voiced .
  4. 30
    It's sledgehammer whimsy, and it's not talking to me.
  5. 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.
  6. Does go on too long, leading to inevitable dead spots.
  7. Too dumb to realize that the senselessness is viral.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 25
    The movie's attempts at zaniness are flat, almost embarrassing.
  11. 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.
  12. It's often surprisingly clever, dripping with respect for its model, and done with considerable wit and style.
  13. Succumbs to its blockbuster ambitions and turns into a noisy, bloated mess.
  14. 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.
  15. Hardly a project worthy of grown men and women.
  16. 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.
  17. Rocky and Bullwinkle have not only returned, but they've been placed in the hands of filmmakers who know what they're doing.
  18. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    Scarcely seems worth the expenditure of time, money and talent.
  19. 60
    Beautifully regenerates the Jay Ward TV show its characters were based on.
  20. 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.
  21. So quick that the flat moments are rapidly, inevitably chased by a new gag.
  22. A whole lot of something about nothing.
  23. 10
    This clunky TV remake is stiffer than an iron curtain.
  24. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    30
    Has some good throwaway gags -- but far too often, the moviemakers don't throw them away soon enough.
  25. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    This megastar mix of CGI animation and live action is remarkably faithful to the spirit of the original.
  26. 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.
  27. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    63
    Pure nonsense is hard to sustain for an entire feature-length movie.
  28. 0
    Rocky & Bullwinkle is the new millennium's "Howard the Duck."
  29. 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.
  30. Reviewed by: Brian Cronenworth
    30
    These are pitch-perfect impersonations rather than performances.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. JaredB
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    In my opinion, anyone who gives this movie a bad rating needs to remember what it was like growing up watching these characters. I saw the cartoons when they were in reruns (Hey, I'm only 27.) However, watching this movie reminded me of just how flat-out funny these guys were. The human casting was sheer brilliance, especially Robert De NIro as Fearless Leader. After seeing him in so many mob-related films, it was a refreshing change to see him basically making fun of himself. Piper Perabo was awesome in here. Rene Russo and Jason Alexander were absolutely hilarious as Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. I also enjoyed the wall-to-wall celebrity cameos such as John Goodman, Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg to name a few. Yes, some of the puns are dry. But, I found most of them to be absolutely hilarious. If I have one complaint about this film, it would be that it's no where near long enough. Otherwise, this is a great movie for the entire family. Full Review »
  2. GavinC.
    Jul 27, 2009
    5
    It's quite childish and has a few clichés, but the humor is exhausted quite yet.
  3. MeharG.
    Apr 15, 2008
    8
    This movie would have been much better if the character of Karen Sympathy or who ever their sidekick is was non existent!