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The Smurfs, Movie

The Smurfs 2011

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Based on the cartoon strip characters created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, and made famous to most by Hanna-Barbera's hit '80s television series, The Smurfs are back for a new adventure. More

When tyrant wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria, The Simpsons) chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. With the help of new human friends (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) the Smurfs have to get home before Gargamel tracks them down. Hide

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138 votes / 31 comments The Talk

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    • martin

      At least it's got Neil Patrick Harris?

    • Anne

      Freaking awful. Where's Smurf village??????

    • AaronG

      Um, so basically its a 'little cartoons meet big city' movie where they decided to use the smurfs? no thanks...

    • Magnis Knight

      sad so sad this must be the worst day ever for digital animation ,this loks like its on a par with teletubies the movie

    • Skipperlee

      Even if the kids beg me, I'll be counter begging them not to go.

    • Dave

      WHY NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! WHY! i have lost faith in humanity...

    • James

      Cringe worthy.

    • Glenn

      OMG, this looks horrible. And to think, these the best bits.

    • TheLovableGinger

      OH GOD! Why cant Filmmakers come up with somthing original for once?!

    • Lymond

      Barrel bottom: Scraped!

    • luv

      hahahahaha lol i love dis website it has some good stuff

    • tim

      who is the target audience?

    • smurflover

      Want to see it, think all kid's should to better than most out there today

    • Anthony

      My God the movie seems to be made of puns really bad puns NOO!!

    • Cool Person

      really good movie

    • reetz

      sooo cant wait to see this, smurfs was one of my fav programes.....

    • Sian

      OMG i lurve Katy Perry! And i looks really funny.

    • kimkat

      Finally they made a movie , one of my Fav cartoons WHICKED11

    • Jamie

      This Movie is gonna be be Smurftastic!!!

    • lol

      i would love 2 see this and im gonna aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • Chris Simpson

      This Movie is gonna be be Smurftastic!!!

    • joonkyogeab

      yeeeha they finally make a movie that i and my children grew up with

    • ki_dawg

      I cant wait until 2moro!!!! I expect ALOT of adults will be taking their kids so they can relive their childhood days 2 haha I know I am!!

    • smurfette

      it looks awesomely kool and i cant wiat to see it!!!!! the smurfs are the bomb!!!

    • muppet

      smurfs are the best and i am obsessed with them my fav character is grandpa smurf he rules!!!!!!

    • ashlee

      i saw this and it's so smurfing good!!! i don't normally watch kids movies but this was the only exception!!

    • Abbi Type

      smurfs all the way

    • bailey619

      How Long Does It Run For??

    • Samoan_Babeey

      Thsi movie looks reslly good....My lil cousins are crazy over this movie...i hope i can see it soon.

    • SkyHigh

      This is a smurftastic film i also luv the old smurf shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The People's Reviews

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2 ratings and 2 reviews

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  • Rebecca

    well i am going to see this movie in 20 minutes so give feed back but i am 11 so it might be different feed back from Coraliee.

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I Love Azriel

Coraliee Flicks Superstar (?)

Having grown up with the smurfs as child, I was a bit disapointed with this film. But I guess being an adult now - it will never be the same. I'm sure kids will love this. My 3 stars for this review, are purely for Azriel the cat - LOVED the cat! Gorgeous!

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  • kendall

    i disagree because its just a movie something to entertain you for 2 hours its not the end of the world

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Too much Sony product placement

Antmannz Nobody (?)

Prominent advertising for Blu-Ray and Playstation 3 (a whole 5+ minutes dedicated to smurfs playing Guitar Hero).

Also a major plot hole where Gargamel, having never seen Neil Patrick Harris previously, says "There he is. After him". How does he know Doogie is protecting the Smurfs?

If you can channel your inner child, then this is fine; but cynics like myself should probably subtract another 1 or even 2 stars.

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Press Reviews

22% of critics recommend

Consensus: "The Smurfs assembles an undeniably talented cast of voice actors and live-action stars -- then crushes them beneath a blue mound of lowest-common-denominator kiddie fare."

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Entertainment Weekly (USA)

The Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, and Hop into something half animated, half live action, and all careful studio calculation. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

This noisy, live action/animated rendering of those wee mushroom-dwellers doesn’t bother trying to capture the essence of what made the Pierre “Peyo” Culliford-created characters such a curiously endearing phenomenon. Full review.

Los Angeles Times

This animated-live action hybrid is really more 3-D disaster than family comedy. Full review.

New York Times

Those grown-up winks, along with an array of New York locations, make The Smurfs a surprisingly tolerable film for adults. Full review.

The A.V Club (USA)

There’s little reason for childless adults to see The Smurfs, unless they’re just curious to know how far filmmakers can go in using feigned sincerity to sell a thoroughly calculated, cynical product. Full review.

The Daily Mail (UK)

Small children may not notice the crassness of the script, cheapness of the gags and desperate mugging of the actors. Most older people will know exactly what this is: a huge, steaming pile of smurf. Full review.

The Guardian (UK)

Easily pleased children and fans of the Teletubbies will enjoy it. Full review.

Time Out (USA)

It makes you think about deep things, man, such as your own mortality, which you may long for more than a few times during Raja Gosnell’s surreally awful live action–animation hybrid. Full review.