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Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Chicago Tribune
It's a better-than-average animated feature.
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.
Charlotte Observer
All of Barnyard is odd. Oddly funny much of the way, oddly serious when it makes room for the early death of a beloved character or the hushed birth of another, oddly musical with its melange of hip-hop and reggae and hard rock and bluegrass.
Entertainment Weekly
It feels like Barnyard swipes too much of its plot from "The Lion King."
An often amusing but also an aimless and forgettable animated comedy that is noteworthy mostly for its random musical numbers and surprising amounts of violence.
The Hollywood Reporter
While youngsters might enjoy the movie, more discerning tweens, teens and adults will not be as easily amused.
Speaking as both a parent and a critic, I do believe I'd rather drive rusty railroad spikes through my eyes than have to sit through one more computer generated family film about talking animals. The bad news for Hollywood is that after seeing Barnyard my kids feel the same way.
New York Daily News
A bizarrely off-key animated comedy.
New York Post
If you want to punish your kids, send them to bed without dinner. If you want to disturb, frighten and depress them while making sure they fail biology, take them to the animated feature Barnyard.
Moooove along, there's nothing to see here!
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The disturbing thing in this preposterous piece of family fluff from writer-director Steve Oedekerk (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, the Oscar-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) is the sight of bulls with udders.

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