The Smurfs

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  • Summary: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their villageWhen the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.(Sony Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: S.T. Vanairsdale
    Jul 28, 2011
    70
    This is a film that transcends "good" or "bad," "like" or "don't like."
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Jul 28, 2011
    50
    Smurfs is utterly kid-friendly.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 28, 2011
    50
    Sure, Smurfs are blue, but who knew that they actually work blue?
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jul 29, 2011
    38
    Clever story? Pass. Originality? Nah. A smidgen of real humor to keep parents entertained along with the kiddies? Smurf you.
  5. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Jul 28, 2011
    33
    Actual kids may find this fun, but for adults, watching The Smurfs may feel a little too much like trying to wrangle an overcrowded kiddie birthday party.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 2, 2011
    30
    Gosnell directs as if every scene must be either a nauseating roller-coaster ride or a syrupy melodrama, resulting in a seesawing tone that's not stabilized by the presence of Neil Patrick Harris.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jul 29, 2011
    0
    Ineptly directed by Raja Gosnell -- the genius behind the "Scooby-Doo" features, "Big Momma's House," and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" -- this cheesy-looking flick has lousy animation, worse special effects and the most headache-inducing, blurry 3-D since "Clash of the Titans."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 59
  2. Negative: 28 out of 59
  1. Aug 4, 2011
    10
    This movie was really really good, it was like Alvin and the chipmunks but in this movie it is Smurf in it :). but i reccomend this movie toThis movie was really really good, it was like Alvin and the chipmunks but in this movie it is Smurf in it :). but i reccomend this movie to everyone because it was funny and many action in it.. It is good that they did this movie with Smurfs i want a Second :D Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2012
    8
    Don't let my profile name fool you even though i'm a big smurfs fan but this movie are pretty good.
    But still there's a smurf load of things
    Don't let my profile name fool you even though i'm a big smurfs fan but this movie are pretty good.
    But still there's a smurf load of things to be improve for the sequel.
    The Smurfs has never about the run of the mill cartoon series back in the days it even one of the most
    underrated series ever.
    There's something about the smurfs that make you wanna smile every time you see them that also applies to this movie.
    It's one of the most enjoyable CG animation/live action movie of the 2011.
    I knew what they wanted,tried to reintroduce the smurfs to the younger audiences and also pleases the old fans of the series.
    There are always alot of risks to bring back cartoons form decades ago and make it popular again
    and the smurfs has proved again that they're truly the little people with big hit!
    It's the hollywood writers that made this movie to be so scary close to the same failed formula used
    in many similar films in recent years fortunately,It's the smurfs that's is the star of the show and makes
    you completely forgot about how linear the plot is.
    As I always say months ago that this movie were purely "Saved by The Smurfs!"
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  3. Oct 3, 2013
    6
    I was born 10 years after the TV show finished and I watched this movie knowing about Papa Smurf and Smurfette, but nothing else. There were aI was born 10 years after the TV show finished and I watched this movie knowing about Papa Smurf and Smurfette, but nothing else. There were a few parts that were strictly for people half my age, but I really enjoyed this, mostly for the fun of watching the animation. The Smurfs are all adorable, even Grouchy. They look pretty real, and really have spot-on voices, especially Katy Perry as Smurfette. The story is familiar but I'd prefer it over an adventure with Gargamel as the only human. I also liked the 2 Scooby-Doo live action films dircted by Raja Gosmell, and I really think he really knows what the target audience wants in a cartoon adaptation. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2014
    4
    its been a while since i saw smurfs . here's what i half to see smurfs comedy is way bad but is kinda cute . how could children like this ?
    Grade C-
  5. Oct 26, 2011
    3
    Wow. Movie was bad but not horrible. The humor was childish. "Smurf" replaced every word (What the smurf?) And forever after that movie I haveWow. Movie was bad but not horrible. The humor was childish. "Smurf" replaced every word (What the smurf?) And forever after that movie I have the urge to sing that horribly catchy Smurf song. Overall, this movie met my expectations - very low quality flick produced solely to entertain little kids and give stressed parents a break from their little demons. Nicely put GregTehBunny. Bad budget, worse movie. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2013
    2
    "The Smurfs" is an example of how adding cheap child humor with top celebrities does not work in an animated/live action film's favor. Similar"The Smurfs" is an example of how adding cheap child humor with top celebrities does not work in an animated/live action film's favor. Similar to "Alvin and the Chimpmunks", the film suffers tremendously with the fact of the several gags and pop culture references that they try to attract children to, that end up failing to draw up anything more that gags. Constant jokes of the usage of the word 'smurf' gets old fast, and leaves you wanting to leave the theater. The plot is horribly put, and suffers with any way of emotion or depth. Despite this, "The Smurfs" will probably entertain your kids, but will definitely leave you severely annoyed and wanting a refund. Not looking forward to "The Smurfs 2" at all. Expand
  7. Jan 9, 2016
    0
    Some movies are not meant to be meant. Simply too too bad, will leave a bad taste in mouth. Creating a nightmare with your favorite childhood cartoon.

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