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The Smurfs

The SmurfsThe Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like Alvin and...The SmurfsComedy, AnimationPT97MPGThe Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like Alvin and...2011-07-28Hank AzariaJayma MaysKaty PerryJonathan WintersHank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Jonathan WintersColumbia Pictures
The Smurfs | SEEING BLUE Gutsy, Brainy and Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs

SEEING BLUE Gutsy, Brainy and Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs

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The Smurfs

Genre: Comedy, Animation; Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters; Release Date Wide: 07/29/2011; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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. The blueprint — made bluer, but otherwise hardly altered — has the chipper creatures invading New York City and replacing every third word with smurf, as in ”This smurf gets old fast.” D+

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