The Smurfs Synopsis
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours - right in the middle of Central Park.
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Movieline

By S.T. Vanairsdale
This is a film that transcends "good" or "bad," "like" or "don't like."
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50

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The slapstick is very small-kid friendly and even the most adult-friendly jokes are pretty mild stuff.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The bottom line: Any movie that gives Jonathan Winters work is doing something right.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Once you're done trying to conjugate the smurfs, there's a better movie than anyone could have possibly expected, thanks in large part to...
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Smurfs is utterly kid-friendly.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Sitcom star Harris puts his smart-aleck chops to good use as Patrick Winslow.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Azaria channels his inner Charles Nelson Reilly, which helps, as does an evil emoting cat. Kids under 7 will likely giggle at some...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
For all the digitally enhanced Smurfness, the results are remarkably mirthless.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Like the show, this boring, lazy, clumsily staged, overly lit, unnecessarily 3D-ed contraption even culminates with some half-hearted moral...
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Entertainment Weekly

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The Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like "Alvin and the...
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Great for anyone!!! :)

By sabrinaellis
My husband and I took our 5 year daughter to see the Smurfs Saturday night. This was her first trip to the movies as well. She LOVED the movie. We even loved it, especially the ending when the cat...

Prepared to hate it, but laughed out loud!

By oldmom
I was always offended by the pentagrams, spell casting, etcetera on the old cartoon, but took my 7 yr old to this movie. It was perfect for kids, yet some funny moments for adults as well. I...

CUTE MOVIE!

By twyatt1980
My husband and I went and saw this movie and loved it! Cute movie and cant wait for Smurfs 2 to come out! ;)...

The Smurfs

By JoBusbee
Absolutely great movie. Funny and very entertaining. My 4 year old grandson loved it!...

Smurfs

By kkay75
We took kids ages 4-16.... It was a little silly at some points, but the kids enjoyed it and that's what matters!...

Funny and cute

By Basildave
It was pretty funny, with the word "Smurf" used for just about anything, one could imagine that it might even allow for some grown up humor in there. I liked the use of Neil Patrick Harris as the...

awwww

By princesslopez718
i love the smurfs since i was 2 soo cant wait this is going to be soo funny and cute!!!!!!!...

Very cute movie!

By MotheroftheKing
I took my son and one of his good buddies to see this movie. They both absolutely LOVED it! I must admit that I enjoyed it as well! Great family fun film!! Would love to see the Smurfs come back to...

good movie

By timdel1979
I took my 3 year old girl and she loved it. All the kids were clapping at the end. Good job!...

What the Smurf!?!

By kraduate
Better than I thought it would be. And not just because of Neil Patrick Harris. I was a fan of the cartoon as a kid and this brought back fond memories. Modernized without being trite. Like all...

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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor and action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Not enough bright spots in disappointing adaptation.
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