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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 village before Gargamel tracks them down.(Sony Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: S.T. Vanairsdale
    Jul 28, 2011
    This is a film that transcends "good" or "bad," "like" or "don't like."
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Jul 28, 2011
    Smurfs is utterly kid-friendly.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 28, 2011
    Sure, Smurfs are blue, but who knew that they actually work blue?
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jul 29, 2011
    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
    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
    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
    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: 20 out of 51
  2. Negative: 24 out of 51
  1. Aug 4, 2011
    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 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. May 31, 2012
    I Really Enjoyed This Movie! Its Great For Adults And The Whole Family!
    Katy Perry Does A A+ Job As Smurfette! In My Opinion One Of The Best
    Animated Films Of 2011! Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2011
    The Smurfs is a simple that offers you a nice good entertainment with pure cuteness .Compering with films like Alvin and the Chipmunks films , Hop and other films The Smurfs is one of the best entry in this genre(Live action+CGI Family) . Its not a comedy film that all expected but its an amazing family film . The animation was so cute and amazing . The "Cat" was so funny, Neil & Jayma was awesome together . The story is the one who made this film down . If only the would work on the story it would be super . & this is what i am hoping for the sequel . & yeah , i am really excited for the sequel . Hoping that they will work on the story . Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2014
    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. Jan 18, 2012
    That movie is awful, it's humor isn't funny and the characters are really annoying. Smurfs were cool once, but their time is over, to be clear there were only two reasons, why I've watched it: Neil Patrick Harris and Neil Patrick Harris, only because of him, I'm giving this film 3 of 10, cause if there would be no Neil, I would give it 1 of 10
    The film is terrible
  6. Dec 13, 2011
    I can't believe I sat through this. This movie was so bad it had me crying. It was as bad as my writing. The plot was horrible. The voice overs where wrongly cast. There was so much stuff that was really unnecessary. Why is Neil Patrick Harris' name in all his movies Patrick? If I where a producer I would not allow the actors to pick there own name. If the actor says otherwise then he's gone. I can see that the people that would like this are parents that grew up watching the cartoon. I'm glad I wasn't born back then. The story starts out right away when the smurfs are running from Gargamel. This is exactly what I don't like in movies. The whole movie had sloppy writing for the kids. I can't wait to see the kids that liked this grow up and realize how bad of a movie it is. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    Worst Animation/live action film in recent time!! Raja Gosnell is back again to destroy another kids beloved animated cartoon! Last time Scooby-Doo was the victim but this time its Smurfs! i don't know how this was rated PG this should have been PG-13. The dialogues are only suitable for adults, its all about communism Expand

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