Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 11, 2012
    25
    The parallels between the kids' war and the real one are made far too obvious by Christophe Barratier, who made the equally treacly "The Chorus" and infests the movie with nonstop musical goo.
  2. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Oct 10, 2012
    12
    By the time the drama is wrapped up with a bow and every child has learned a valuable life lesson, even the gap-toothed little tyke there solely for comic relief has begun to grate.
  3. Reviewed by: Jon Frosch
    Oct 9, 2012
    30
    Of course, everyone in the film - aside from one or two conspicuous villains - turns out to be a resistant, making an otherwise harmlessly corny movie something slightly more bothersome: a revisionist fantasy of French heroism.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Oct 9, 2012
    20
    That War of the Buttons shows no insight into how a nation's will could be so easily subdued is disappointing; that it shows no curiosity on the subject is inexcusable.
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  1. Nov 29, 2013
    3
    This movie is actually "remake" of a french classic under the same name. If you speak french or you can find a version dubbed with yourThis movie is actually "remake" of a french classic under the same name. If you speak french or you can find a version dubbed with your language, go check out the old La guerre des boutons" from 1962. It is a hundred times funnier, more charming, subtle and even more serious without having to rely on some clich├ęd and totally unnecessarily forced WWII conflict (it is set after the war). Do yourself a favor, skip the remake and watch the old version, you won't regret it. Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    1
    This film is really bad. It has no point of being a film and it is really fake. I wouldn't have watched that film if i knew was so bad. It hadThis film is really bad. It has no point of being a film and it is really fake. I wouldn't have watched that film if i knew was so bad. It had no plot and i really regret watching that bad film.Not funny not interesting just some garbage. french garbage Full Review »