(2006)

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Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Tribune
It's a better-than-average animated feature.
70
L.A. Weekly
Even an advanced case of critter fatigue shouldn't stop you from rushing out to see this delightfully cheeky animated tale.
70
Variety
Zippy enough to delight youngsters and clever enough to engage their parents.
63
It's a sweet and mildly funny movie that will entertain young audiences, but one aspect is utterly mystifying: The two main characters, father and son bovine creatures, have large, distracting udders.
58
Entertainment Weekly
It feels like Barnyard swipes too much of its plot from "The Lion King."
58
It's bright, colorful and udder-ly unmemorable.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
While youngsters might enjoy the movie, more discerning tweens, teens and adults will not be as easily amused.
30
It's a fine message, but, in the case of the film itself, a little originality would have gone even further.
30
It's always dispiriting to see children's movies succumb to desperate pandering to the coolness imperative, especially since, given the marketing muscle they tend to have behind them, the bigger trick seems to be in getting people not to see them.
25
The A.V. Club
It shouldn't be surprising that writer-director Steve Oedekerk, the man responsible for "Kung Pow! Enter The Fist" and the second "Ace Ventura" movie, considers single-celled organisms as he shoots for the lowest common denominator.

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