The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Synopsis
The Oogieloves set out to find five magical golden balloons in time for their friend's birthday.
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Entertainment Weekly

Parents who have had to sit through a myriad of mindless kids movies will appreciate a chance for their kids to be themselves at the...
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
The song and dance interaction of kids hollering advice during Blue's Clues happens here on the big screen, which is meant to transform the...
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Village Voice

If today's youngsters grow up thinking of Christopher Lloyd as the old guy with the bongos from The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
If the target audience for this film were any younger, they'd be embryos.
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Los Angeles Times

For the sake of the children, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure should be allowed to quietly float away.
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Hallie's dad said it was Rocky Horror for toddlers whatever that is. Me and Hallie are 7 and we thought it was for babies.
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Boston Globe

By Loren King
Will your preschoolers enjoy it? Perhaps. Is it worth 88 minutes of their lives, or yours? Not in a world where "Sesame Street" is on TV...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The whole thing runs about an hour too long: It should have been a TV show. The adventure's too big for the kids who would love it the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If only the movie could live up to its own potential. Instead, we're stuck with blandly unappealing costumed characters meandering through...
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Enduring this brainless kid's film is akin to witnessing the end of the world.
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Ignore the Critics. Listen to your kids. They'll love it!

By tolandmom
I gave this five stars because my two sons absolutely loved it. Fun to watch Chazz and Cloris do their things. Boys still singing the milkshake song. Don't agree with the critics on this one. Mean...

A Total Winner

By JennaJJ
Three moms. Seven kids between 3 and 8. A whole lotta fun! This movie is unlike anything I've seen in theaters. The kids danced and cheered and had so much fun. Can't recommend it more highly. No...

Terrific Kids Film! Finally!

By bsalvo33
This is a MUST for kids. Finally a kid's movie that's meant for kids. I've tried too many times with the animated films, and my girls always get scared. And frankly, I'm sick of moms getting killed...

Don't listen to the snooty critics. This movie is great for families.

By alandabode
I am absolutely horrified by the critical reviews of this film. We're not talking about an Academy Award contender. This movie is aged appropriate for young kids and a welcome relief from all the...


By lucymalonte
Oh yes you must see the Oogieloves. Too cute for words. Took four little girls and darn if they weren't having a ball. Won't stop talking about it. Toni Braxton nailed it. They all did. And that...

Ignore the Nasty Critics - This movie is GREAT for kids!

By JamieMey13
Wow - critics are so mean. This movie is for kids and it's awesome. I have a three year old and a seven year old and they had a blast. No, I wouldn't go to this movie with just my girlfriends, but...

Great Movie for the Little Ones

By dori198
We took out 2 year old to see it Thur night. He loved it! I would suggest this movie to any family that has little kids. The interactive singing and dancing for the kids was really cute. The...

The Oogieloves

By hipster923
This indy movie rivals Barney and Sesame Street. It has a great look and tempo. Kids and Adults are meaningfully engaged. Viselman strikes the imagination of pre-schoolers. This trilogy has real...

Fun Fun Fun!

By ronnatrille
What a treat for my family. Definitely the most fun we've had with our three kids in a movie theater. Hooray for the Oogieloves!...

My kid had a blast, and so did I.

By lawriterinSF
I went with my kid, and he loved it. Like really loved it. And I love when he's happy. These critics who are trashing this movie really should take a look at themselves. It's a movie for kids. Not...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Enthralling for preschoolers; much less so for anyone else.
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