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Smurfs: The Lost Village also known as “The Smurfs 3,” “De Smurfen en het verloren dorp,” “Die Schlümpfe - Das verlorenen Dorf,” “Die Schlümpfe 3,” “Hupikék törpikék: Az elveszett falu,” “I Puffi: Viaggio nella foresta segreta,” “Les Schtroumpfs et le Village perdu,” “Les Schtroumpfs: Le Village perdu,” “Los Pitufos en la Aldea Perdida,” “Los pitufos: La aldea escondida,” “Os Smurfs e a Vila Perdida,” “Sirinler: Kayip Köy,” “Smerfy: Poszukiwacze zaginionej wioski,” “Smurfai: Pamirstas kaimelis,” “Smurfarna: Den försvunna byn,” “Smurfene: Den hemmelige landsbyen,” “Smurfs: A Aldeia Perdida,” “Smølferne: Den hemmelige landsby,” “Ta Stroumfakia 3,” “Štrumpfovi: Skriveno selo”

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild action and rude humor.

Check back later for review coming from contributor Blake Wilson by May 4

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Primary Audience:
Kids Family
Genre:
Animation Kids Family Comedy 3D Reboot Sequel
Length:
1 hr. 29 min.
Year of Release:
2017
USA Release:
April 7, 2017 (wide—3,610 theaters)
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discovering secrets

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being an explorer

solving mysteries

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fantasy magic

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Featuring: Demi Lovato … Smurfette (voice)
Mandy PatinkinPapa Smurf (voice)
Julia RobertsSmurfWillow (voice)
Michelle RodriguezSmurfStorm (voice)
Rainn Wilson … Gargamel (voice)
Gordon Ramsay … Baker Smurf (voice)
Joe Manganiello … Hefty Smurf (voice)
Jack McBrayer … Clumsy Smurf (voice)
Danny Pudi … Brainy Smurf (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker … Monty, Gargamel’s pet vulture (voice)
Frank Welker … Azrael, Gargamel’s pet cat (voice)
Ellie Kemper … SmurfBlossom (voice)
Ariel Winter … SmurfLily (voice)
Meghan Trainor … SmurfMelody (voice)
Bret Marnell … Snappy Bug / Handy Smurf (voice)
Brandon Jeffords … Cauldron (voice)
Kelly Asbury … Nosey Smurf (voice)
Jake Johnson … Grouchy Smurf (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias … Jokey Smurf (voice)
Tituss Burgess … Vanity Smurf (voice)
Jeff Dunham … Farmer Smurf (voice)
Patrick Ballin … Patient Smurf / Frank the Caterpillar (voice)
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Director: Kelly Asbury—“Shrek 2” (2004), “Gnomeo and Juliet” (2011)
Producer: Columbia Pictures
Kerner Entertainment
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Distributor: Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose—Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching)—except for her. So what’s the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods.

Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy—and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step—Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!

Joining the already announced Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf will be: triple Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) as the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who’s forever trying his best and missing the mark; Danny Pudi (Community) as book smart and geek proud Brainy, who’s long on knowledge, but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex.

The fully-animated return to the tone and style of the beloved comic book creations of Peyo is directed by Kelly Asbury (‘Shrek 2,’ ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’), produced by Jordan Kerner (‘Charlotte’s Web,’ ‘The Smurfs’), co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (‘Hotel Transylvania’), and executive produced by Raja Gosnell and Ben Waisbren.”


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Movie Critics

…Children won't be blue with “Smurfs: The Lost Village”… a much-needed course correction for the franchise… [3½/5]
—Barbara Vancheri, The Arizona Republic

…an adorable movie for the entire family, with a strong Christian, moral worldview. …[4/4]

—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…a rollicking story aimed exclusively at youngsters. …Frankly, the Smurfs: The Lost Village's creators do something really brave: They make a movie … just for kids.… [4½/5]
—Bob Hoose, Plugged In

…the film takes a redemptive turn and suggests that evil can be overcome by goodness… The ending is genuinely moving and was met with enthusiastic applause at the screening I attended. … [3/5]
—Christian Hamaker, Crosswalk

…a saccharine fantasy-adventure that’s sure to tide the tots over until a shinier one (Cars 3, anyone?) comes along to take its place… [C-]
—Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly

…The small fry will enjoy it; their adult chaperones will feel blue. …Co-scripter Pamela Ribon introduces a pronounced feminist theme into the story similar to that of her most recent credit, “Moana.”…
—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

…A pure digital fantasy, with elegant and tactile animation, so it's more true to the Smurf spirit. …anyone who would go to this movie without children is seriously starved for entertainment…
—Owen Gleiberman, Variety

…The Lost Village's attempts to break down the insidious sexism of the Smurfs property is admirable and largely successful, cleverly twisting Smurfette's conceptual blankness into a positive by emphasizing that she can be anything she wants to be. …
—Keith Watson, Slant

…gets stuck in stereotypes… They blue it. …missed an opportunity to celebrate girl power. … [2/5]
—Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News

…A microwave meal of a kid’s film, consisting of tired tropes and bland platitudes. This particular village should have stayed lost. …
—Nick De Semlyen, Empire