The Smurfs 2011

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(228) IMDb 5.5/10

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Starring:
Hank Azaria,Neil Patrick Harris
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Children & Family, Science Fiction, Animated
Director Raja Gosnell
Starring Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris
Supporting actors Jayma Mays, Sof?_A Vergara, Paul Reubens, Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alan Parr on 11 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was looking forward to this as I am a fan of Hank Azaria (The Simpsons etc.) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) but found this a bit dull and the 3D effects were poor when this type of movie lends itself to that format. It wasn't rubbisk or Brilliant, just OK and watchable
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 21 April 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This is another retro come back for the big screen we have had the chipmunks now its them little blue guys with the catchy theme tune!! Theres only so much you can do with smurfs so they have expanded the story so they find a portal to earth, all a bit far fetched and ridiculously over the top but its for children and they love it so it does not matter, this is a bit cheesy in the way of acting from the human stars but the smurfs are pretty well computer generated from their exact likenesses from their early cartoon show and comic strips. A fun for young children film but not something you want to see over again!!
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By The Little Bookworm VINE VOICE on 25 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
Ok, so 'The Smurfs' film completely passed me by, depite owning their soundtrack when I was younger. I just thought I'd probably grown out of it. Anyway, the 'little people' in our family said how good it was and convinced me to try it.

The basic storyline involves the smurfs (Papa, Smurfette, Clumsy, Clever, Grouchy and Gutsy) getting stuck in New York. They have to try and get back, which they can only do on a blue moon, while trying to outwit their enemy, Gargamel, who is after their smurf 'essence'. They enlist the help of Patrick and his pregnant wife Grace to help them.

I instantly thought how cute and realistic the smurfs were. They blended seemlessly with the 'real' actors and surroundings. I'd also never seen the actors who play Patrick and Grace in anything before, but I thought they did a fabulous job. Gargamel was also a great villan.

The film has some great messages, especially the emphasis on family. Why would you want to live in a bigger house as that would mean you were further apart?

It lost a star as, while I don't have children, I think some of this might be quite frightening for them. The ending made me cry! I also found some of the singing an irritation after a while.

All in all, a good film which I enjoyed. I defy you not to be singing 'la, la, la a happy song' after you've seen it.
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Format: DVD
This live-action and CGI family comedy adventure is about a group of tiny little blue people the Smurfs who were chased out of their village by an evil wizard named Gargamel (Hank Azaria) and his cat Azrael through a magic portal where they are stranded in New York City and need some help from a human couple in the form of Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) and wife Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays) to get them back home. While this film lacks soul and originality, it has at least have enough heart that makes it worth a watch, it has some funny moments and it also benefits from a fine cast of live-action and voice-over stars including US pop star Katy Perry on her feature film debut as the voice of Smurfette and a fine performance from Hank Azaria as Gargamel. This is after all just a basic kids film with nothing spectacularly ground-breaking to show for it but it could have been worse and it could have been better, let's hope for some room for improvement in the two upcoming films with a sequel out in 2013 and an all-animated film in 2016. Those who have found it enjoyable enough won't probably say 'no' to a sequel and this film is not as bad as some people would think, let's hope that the film-makers can 'Smurf' things up next time?, 'Smurf' knows what will happen.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My 10 years old daughter liked this movie a lot and we could spend a nice cinema moment together - we also certainly had fun talking "smurf" at home for the next couple of days. She also asked me for the Smurf comic books she didn't know at all and started to read them passionately.

As far as I could see, all the kids in the cinema had a great time and giggled a lot. The movie is nice, there is no real violence or any kind of bad language. Gargamel is very funny and his character is very faithful to the one from comic books. His cat Azrael on another hand is in this film much smarter and his relations with his "master" provides some of the best jokes.

The cultural shock between the Smurfs and New York is well treated and the friendship between the Smurfs and a couple of New Yorkers (and their dog) is a nice and very touching story.

Although maybe not exactly on the same level of excellence as "Toy Story 3" or "Despicable me", this is nevertheless a very honest kid's movie and I am certain that with any child it will be a guaranteed success! I definitely wouldn't say no to a sequel. Enjoy and good smurf!
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By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
The Smurfs is a fun filled, colourful film with lots of heart. It bops along a good rate to keep young minds amused for a while and has some wonderful characters which light up the screen.

So often these types of films fail to impress due to a complete lack of understanding of the characters they are portraying and a flimsy story they are trying to tell. Whilst this isnt going to win any awards for story telling, its light and funny and full of action along the way.

The animation is of a high standard and each little smurf's personality comes to life well. A surprisingly good little film which will entertain all the family.
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