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The Smurfs (2011)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  29 July 2011 (USA)
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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.



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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. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smurf'd  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,611,637 (USA) (29 July 2011)


$142,614,158 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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One of the co-producers of this film is Véronique Culliford, the daughter of Peyo. She is the president and founder of I.M.P.S (International Merchandising, Promotion & Services) which is responsible for the licensing and promotion of Smurfs intellectual property. See more »


When Patrick is using Google to search for information on smurfs, the icon on the bottom-right shows his laptop is charging the battery. Before and after this scene however, it is clear the laptop is not connected to anything, so it is certainly not connected to a power source. See more »


[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.
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References The Smurfs (1981) See more »


Written by Chris Baio (as Christopher Baio), Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig and Chris Tomson (as Christopher Tomson)
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Much better than the reviews!
31 July 2011 | by (Springdale, AR) – See all my reviews

I just watched The Smurfs with my wife, my 10 year old son, and my 5 year old daughter and we all enjoyed the movie very much. I had promised to take my kids to see this after seeing the first preview several months ago and I was concerned with the poor ratings on IMDb and poor critic reviews. However, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good the film was. It had a good story line and was much funnier than I expected.

The live characters were cast very well with Hank Azaria playing a perfect Gargamel and the smurf voices were good as well, especially Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf and Katy Perry as Smurfette (my daughter's favorite).

Bottom line, if you have small children or you were a fan of the cartoon growing up, you will enjoy this film.

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