Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Dec 17, 2010
    Cavanagh, the always-engaging former star of "Ed" (with whom I am friendly), and the adorable Faris (whom I don't know -- but feel free to look me up, Anna!) make the non-animated scenes amusing, as the ranger and the documentarian fall in love and fight to save the park. But the script doesn't give them a lot to do.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    Dec 16, 2010
    An uninspired studio product that demands as little from the audience as it did from its writers, directors and actors.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Dec 16, 2010
    Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Dec 16, 2010
    Picture Timberlake in the booth recording his lines and you have the best joke in the movie. Everything else is actively painful, a frenetic, unfunny mix of action, romance, dud dialogue, and icky things popping out of the screen.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Dec 16, 2010
    The best that could be said of Yogi Bear is that it doesn't diminish its source material.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Dec 16, 2010
    Yogi Bear gives cheap hackwork a bad name. Which is a shame, because hackwork made this industry.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Dec 15, 2010
    The best you can say about this Yogi Bear is that he's harmless. No animal was harmed in the making of this picture except the one Hanna-Barbera made a bundle on almost 50 years ago.
  8. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Dec 15, 2010
    A smarter-than-average bear becomes a dumber-than-usual kiddie flick with Yogi Bear, the lone Christmas release specifically aimed at children, so it automatically qualifies as their lump of coal.
  9. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Dec 14, 2010
    Yogi Bear on the big screen feels not just needless, but wasteful.
  10. 20
    Even the presence of Dan Aykroyd as Yogi and Justin Timberlake as his pint-sized straight man Boo Boo, couldn't save the movie.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32
  1. Oct 1, 2011
    Oh please. "Yogi Bear" is terrible film with nothing useful. From acting (oh I forgot, there IS no acting) to story, everything tastes extremely bland. Just... just don't watch it. It's meaningless as hell. Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    Oh my God. What were they thinking. I didn't expect an Oscar caliber movie, but certainly better than this. Anyone over the age of 5 will be looking for the exit after about 5 minutes of this crap. Full Review »
  3. Jun 30, 2012
    This was not very great. But it is still very entertaining and if you have a good sense of humor you will definitely love this movie. The only thing is DO NOT expect it to be a four star movie. Full Review »