Smallfoot Reviews

September 28, 2018
Beneath the easy slapstick, there's a timely moral too: Don't fear the unknown, embrace it. Just try not to squish it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 27, 2018
"Smallfoot" satisfyingly operates on multiple levels and is much deeper than it appears to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 27, 2018
Hollywood animation, your rut is showing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 27, 2018
Smallfoot has its heart in the right place, and mostly works -- managing to convey a pretty thoughtful lesson about tolerance, division and learning to see from the perspective of others within the loud, colorful, computer-rendered trappings of the genre.
September 27, 2018
This entertaining fantasy has intellectual ballast, but it's cleverly disguised.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2018
The movie, directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, has just enough wit and visual invention to get by.
September 27, 2018
A think-for-yourself message makes this somewhat contrived kids' movie worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2018
An animated feature that puts some clever thought into the fantastical, conundrum-filled world it creates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2018
It's a chore to get through the beginning, but builds a strong story, and leaves legitimate good feelings on the way out of the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2018
It's not often an animated children's movie features lessons about critical thinking, especially when the movie on the whole is a zippy, silly, zany, cheery little tale with the obligatory upbeat musical numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2018
If only the dialogue and visuals matched the daring of its ideology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2018
"Smallfoot" follows a familiar path, it's what it does with the journey that makes it worth watching.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2018
It's harmless and toothless and plays well with the young target demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2018
Smallfoot doesn't always trust the music's ability to move the story along, so the movie proceeds in fits and starts...
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 20, 2018
Smallfoot really flounders with its obligatory message-mongering.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 19, 2018
Carries sufficient charm and a bit of unexpected depth to justify its breezy existence.
September 19, 2018
Heady ideas for a mainstream cartoon, but unfortunately Smallfoot can't bear the weight of its big notions, saddled as it is with fairly mediocre animation, mostly forgettable songs and a resolutely by-the-numbers screenplay.
September 19, 2018
If "Smallfoot" proves anything, it's not the existence of yetis, but the need for a fresh approach to such lazy storytelling.