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The Smurfs 2

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Overall 4
4.0

The Smurfs 2

dvdizzy.com
5 December 2013
  • Conclusion: If you liked 2011's The Smurfs , you might be able to enjoy The Smurfs 2 , for it is similar in content and not significantly worse. But if your patience for this kind of crass, super commercial family comedy is growing thin, it's probably best to stay away.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Smurfs 2

High-Def Digest
4 December 2013
  • Conclusion: 'The Smurfs 2' isn't as fun as the original. It isn't even that good, but it has some decent moments. Most of all, this sequel will play to an audience under five. However, the video and audio presentations are some of the best I've ever seen. The extras are short, but somewhat fun. I'd love to highly recommend this, but in the end, I'd say rent this before you decide to purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Smurfs 2 Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
2 December 2013
  • Summary: Time to Smurf some magic. The Smurfs is a delightful little film that played nicely within its kid-friendly confines and generated plenty of smiles with its silly but playfully mischievous plot. The film is replete with balanced humor and a visual novelty, a simple but adorable little experience with nothing but family-friendly vibes and plenty of zest to go around.
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Overall 8
7.6
Content 6
6.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 7
7.0

The Smurfs 2

DVD Talk
2 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Smurfs 2 takes the first film and embiggens it, resulting in improvements in spots but just more of the same in others. The resulting film still suffers from the same issues with imbalance though that hurt the first movie. However, the presentation remains remarkably high in quality, even if the extras, while sometimes good, aren't as impressive this time.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Smurfs 2

slantmagazine.com
21 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Though the titular blue critters always endorsed social responsibility and kindness toward others, the Smurfs cartoon series preceded the push for overtly educational children's entertainment in the mid 1990s. Any messages delivered by the show were secondary to its playfulness and base humor. This is partly what made the program a classic originally, or at least a nostalgic touchstone, but Raja Gosnell, director of The Smurfs 2 and its predecessor, clearly disagrees.
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Overall 7
6.8
Movie overall 5
5.0
Audio 7
7.0
Extras 7
7.0

THE SMURFS 2 - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
3 October 2013
  • Summary: Barely more than routine wallet-hoovering, but with Hank Azaria working it like a pro as Gargamel, “The Smurfs 2” is everything one would expect from the film with that title.
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Overall 4
4.0

The Smurfs 2

Cinema Blend
31 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The biggest problem with bad movies being successful is that when it comes time to make a sequel, there is no incentive to make something better. If people are willing to settle for lowest-common denominator material, there isn’t much sense in putting in extra effort the second time around. Like many terrible family films before it, this is the origin story of director Raja Gosnell’s The Smurfs 2 and, surprise, surprise, it fully lives up to its rock bottom expectations.
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Overall 3
2.7

The Smurfs 2

AV Club
31 July 2013
  • Excerpt: In 2011, The Smurfs brought Peyo’s comic-strip-turned-’80s-animated-series into the 21st century. By cribbing from Enchanted , Toy Story 2 , and other, better movies, Smurfs racked up global box-office numbers that demanded not only a sequel, but—before the second even entered production—also a third film.
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Film Review: 'The Smurfs 2′

Variety
28 July 2013
  • Summary: This sequel retains its predecessor's genially goofy shenanigans, incredibly corny punchlines and Hank Azaria's go-for-broke performance as Gargamel.
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Overall 2
2.0

The Smurfs 2

totalfilm.com
31 July 2013