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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
The genially goofy shenanigans, incredibly corny punchlines and Hank Azaria’s go-for-broke performance as the incompetent wizard Gargamel are very much the same ? an entirely welcome thing in a summer movie season full of so much apocalyptic Sturm und Drang.
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60

Time Out London

What isn’t so charming is Azaria’s irritatingly over-egged impersonation of the Child Catcher in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ – that and the headache-inducing 3D
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
Beyond a few chuckle-worthy one-liners and some amusing visual comedy, there’s not much to engage adults, although the wee ones should be distracted enough.
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50

Boston Globe

By Loren King
That the mushroom-dwelling blue creatures still manage to be endearing even in their second big-screen extravaganza (in 3-D, no less) is about the best that can be said of The Smurfs 2.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
The Smurfs 2 probably isn’t any worse than you might expect. On the other hand, it’s almost certainly not any better. It’s just a matter of figuring out how much punishment you’re willing to endure for the sake of the small child you’re taking to the movies.
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40

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
It's the kind of cinematic cotton candy that youngsters will gobble up. Even more importantly, it's relatively quick, painless stuff when compared to so many other pint-sized entertainments out there.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
There are a few laughs here and there, along with a couple of jokes for grown-ups uncomfortably squeezed in. But this is a movie made for two groups: small children and people who have fond memories of the TV show.
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40

New York Daily News

Unlike that earlier live action/animation hybrid, however, which had a cheery, almost campy New York fashion-industry setting, The Smurfs 2 is mostly loud and unfunny.
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40

Time Out New York

Patient Adult Smurfs will be checking their watches as Excitable Child Smurfs lose themselves in the high jinks.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This insipid, and sometimes awkward, blend of animation, computer generation and live action wastes a ton of talent and lacks a true sense of whimsy.
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34 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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