The Smurfs

July 29th, 2011


The Smurfs

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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.3/10 (23,614 voted)

Critic's Score: 30/100

Director: Raja Gosnell

Stars: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters

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.

Writers: Peyo, J. David Stem

Hank Azaria - Gargamel
Neil Patrick Harris - Patrick Winslow
Jayma Mays - Grace Winslow
Sofía Vergara - Odile
Tim Gunn - Henri
Madison McKinley - Model
Meg Phillips - Model
Julie Chang - Newscaster
Roger Clark - Newscaster
Mark Doherty - Bluetooth Businessman
Minglie Chen - Young Woman
Sean Kenin - Guy in Plaid Shirt
Victor Pagan - Bum
Mahadeo Shivraj - Cabbie
Adria Baratta - Anjelou Employee

Taglines: Adventure doesn't get any bigger.


Official Website: Official Facebook [France] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 29 July 2011

Filming Locations: Kaufman Astoria Studios - 3412 36th Street, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $35,611,637 (USA) (31 July 2011) (3395 Screens)

Gross: $142,614,158 (USA) (11 December 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

To prepare for his role as Grouchy Smurf, George Lopez did not drink coffee, made sure he had bad breath and picked the busiest time to get to the studio.

Continuity: Azrael's right ear is not notched in the last scene when he is licking Gargamel's face.

[first lines]
Narrator Smurf: There is a place. A place that knows no sadness, where even feeling blue is a happy thing. A place inhabited by little blue beings three apples high. It lies deep within an enchanted forest, hidden away beyond the medieval village. Most people believe this place is made up, only to be found in books or children's imagination. Well, we beg to differ.

User Review

Let's put it this way: My 5 year old walked out

Rating: 2/10

Took my 5 year old son to see this one at a Saturday Matinée.

I can't remember the last time i saw a more un-engaging kids flick.

My kid was noticeably bored from the word go, but i'll give him credit he was a trooper through the first half. I've seen him get restless before in the theatre, this one he was more or less falling asleep.

When we got to the scene where Gargamel peed in the restaurant i was ready to check out, but i would brave it if my son was having a good time.

Wonder of wonders, at that point he turned to me and said "Dad, i have to go to the bathroom, but when we're done there can we not come back into the theatre and just go home?"

Tells you all you need to know about this one.

Don't waste your time or your money.


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