Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jul 31, 2013
    This insipid, and sometimes awkward, blend of animation, computer generation and live action wastes a ton of talent and lacks a true sense of whimsy.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jul 31, 2013
    In the ’80s, I hated Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan and the Smurfs. It’s comforting to know I got one thing right.
  3. 38
    Filled with Smurf wholesomeness, Smurf puns and posi-Smurf messages about never giving up “on family,” The Smurfs 2 still sucks Smurfberries.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 30, 2013
    Its tolerant messages remain buried beneath lame pop-culture references, hectic slapstick, fart jokes, and endless Smurf-puns that—Azaria's funny, over-the-top cartoon villainy aside—make one pine for the Smurfpocalypse.
  5. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Jul 30, 2013
    The problem with Smurfs 2 isn’t the message, it’s the way the film repeats it so baldly and emphatically that even the youngest kids can get it. Also, the way it surrounds that message with groin-smashing and farting.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Jul 31, 2013
    There's so much torture and suffering in this movie, it starts to feel like "Zero Dark Smurfy."
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Jul 30, 2013
    The Smurfs 2 doesn't even pretend to be anything more but the most base, sugar-coated family entertainment, the kind of things that parents won't even be able to comprehend, much less enjoy.
  8. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Aug 2, 2013
    Despairingly bland.
  9. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Jul 29, 2013
    Raja Gosnell's particular zeal to modernize the Smurfs only develops this would-be family comedy into a shamelessly manipulative smurftastrophe.
  10. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Aug 2, 2013
    It’s the same sappy drivel as before.
  11. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    Jul 31, 2013
    The Smurfs 2 is not so much of a film as it is a collection of images and sounds that bludgeon you.
  12. Reviewed by: Phil Brown
    Jul 31, 2013
    Only adults with 'Smurf-holm syndrome' could love this film.
  13. Reviewed by: Kevin McFarland
    Jul 30, 2013
    The film undermines its rudimentary plot points at every turn with base humor.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 16 out of 23
  1. Jul 31, 2013
    This movie is meant for kids and people who love the smurfs tv show not for any adult and it does very well to please this category. The first movie wasn't great but this is head and shoulders better. Full Review »
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    I never expect Avatar-like or Pixar like CGI from any movie, but these are terrible for a live action animated film! I can put this into the category of bad FX (where i put Jack the giant slayer as well!) Story wise, this is just a passable movie that single-digit-aged viewers can enjoy!(but forcefully) Shameless product placement,Strained plot contrivances, toothless humor are filled in this overstuffed plot! Just the same as the first one!(or even worse) Easily the worst animated film of the year, as everyone expected! Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    I enjoyed The Smurfs for what it was, seeing childhood characters on the big screen, interacting with humans, in a live action 3D animated film, it was funny and entertaining. But The Smurfs 2 recalls everything The Smurfs delivered to us, added with some new story and slapstick humor, it wasn't funny enough and wasn't that much entertaining, in fact, it was boring, recommended for only under 8, for them it will be the event of the year. Full Review »