The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel 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. 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.
- Raja Gosnell
- Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara
Gosnell directs as if every scene must be either a nauseating roller-coaster ride or a syrupy melodrama.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 07.29.2011
Director Raja Gosnell also made "Scooby-Doo" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." At least for families, this is a bit smurfing better than those.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 07.28.2011
[A] relentlessly witless and cynical children's movie packed with potty jokes, product plugs and double-entendres along the lines of "What the Smurf?"Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 07.28.2011
I wouldn't smurf Gosnell's 'The Smurfs' on my smurfiest enemy.Sean O'Connell, Washington Post, 07.28.2011