75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The original English scripts certainly were peppered with sly, topical asides aimed squarely at adults. Paul Bassett Davies' updated screenplay attempts to follow suit, but what passes for topical these days is pretty much limited to industry inside jokes and constant allusions other movies. Thankfully, the animation itself is thoroughly inspired.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The slapdash dialogue and smug vocal talent -- even the presence of the much-loved host of "The Daily Show" is wearying -- detract from the visual appeal of the most energetic sequences (like a raucous train chase) and what's left of Danot's designs.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Strictly for the small-fry set, lacking the visual style, wit or imagination necessary to entice adult viewers.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic. More dangerous than the world icing over is the danger of eyeballs rolling back into the heads of parents accompanying kids to this.
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25

Boston Globe

Charm-free, incoherent, and heartlessly sentimental, this woodenly animated co-production by American, British, and French companies offers boredom and irritation for parents, needlessly scary images for tots, and, for the pubescent boys who apparently run mass culture, a flatulent blue moose. It's ugly to look at, too.
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25

Chicago Tribune

The polite word for all this is "repurposing," a euphemism for "hauling someone else's garbage."
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
William H. Macy lends a little class as a snail, but Smith nails it in the closing-credit outtakes: "Don't expect Robin Williams-caliber work."
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's a movie that scrounges so desperately for laughs, it features both a flatulent moose and a flatulent train.
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11

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
A wretched experience from start to finish.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
An animated movie designed with very young children in mind. And very young children should be very angry about that. Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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