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The Smurfs (2011) The Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like Alvin and the Chipmunks ,… 2011-07-29 PG PT97M Animation Comedy Neil Patrick Harris Hank Azaria Jayma Mays Katy Perry Jonathan Winters Columbia Pictures
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The Smurfs (2011)

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Details Release Date: Jul 29, 2011; Rated: PG; Length: 97 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Comedy; With: Neil Patrick Harris; 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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Originally posted Apr 20, 2011 Published in issue #1166 Aug 05, 2011 Order article reprints

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