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

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Smurf'd  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

268 Sony Pictures Imageworks employees spent around 358,000 hours animating the Smurfs. See more »

Goofs

Azrael's right ear is not notched in the last scene when he is licking Gargamel's face. See more »

Quotes

[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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SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: Gargamel and Azrael, stuck in New York, moan their fate. Gargamel then notices the viewer and attacks the camera with his wand. See more »

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Seriously, why all the negativity?
18 August 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Please people, some objectivity... A movie that does not conform to your personal tastes need not automatically be rated 1 or 2, a rating which I'd take to mean that it is just about the worst kind of crap you have ever laid eyes on (unless of course you really think it is in which case I'd recommend you to "broaden your cinematic horizons", but most people tend to exaggerate their opinions based on their emotional bias).

This is a children's movie, plain and simple, although admittedly a mediocre one in comparison to some of the truly great children's movies. As such there are certainly things about this movie that could have been handled in a more satisfying manner. One positive thing I can mention is the fact that it does not try to be anything but what it is.

Now, I may of course be wrong... It has been a very long time since I were in a position to give any accurate recommendations to the age group targeted by this movie. However, I must admit that what is left of the child within did find parts of it rather entertaining! :)


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