Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
G-Force manages to be fairly entertaining in that exhausting, rackety, late-summer-kiddie-movie way.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
There is a distinct pet-shop whiff coming off this weirdly soulless and not especially funny or exciting family comedy from Disney about guinea pigs.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
G-Force is unlikely to keep anyone older than 10 on the edge of his seat, and the bathroom humor may annoy adults.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
A dispiriting primer on the low regard Hollywood has for the intelligence and curiosity of children -- and the time and money of their parents -- G-Force is an aggressively stupid entry in the family-adventure genre from Jerry Bruckheimer.
Dan Kois - Washington Post
G-Force represents an inconceivably tragic waste of a brilliant idea. Frankly, if you can't squeeze a decent movie out of talking 3-D superagent guinea pigs, you may as well throw in the towel and consider a career in insurance.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
If you know a 7-year-old who's still angry he wasn't allowed to see Transformers, G-Force is sure to make him feel better. But other than him, it's hard to say who this abrasive comedy is meant to charm.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
A lot of resources went into making G-Force -- a lot of talent, a lot of money, a lot of marketing -- and it doesn't have much to show for it, not even some half-way imaginative 3-D gimmickry.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
The single most terrifying moment is hearing the world will be destroyed in 30 minutes. Therein lies the possibility that the film will drag on for another half hour.
Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News
It will possibly be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Producer Bruckheimer and...director...Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr. see no stylistic difference between the frenetic derring-do of G-Force and the atmosphere of such Bruckheimer hits as Con Air or The Rock.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Just about the only folks likely to find this humdrum hybrid of Mission: Impossible and The Wind in the Willows worthy for consideration are non-discriminating pip-squeaks happy to watch rodents rappelling walls and scampering along air ducts.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Longtime visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman Jr., in his feature directing debut, displays ample credentials for action and memorable setpieces.
Lael Loewenstein - Variety
Kyle Smith - New York Post
The digital hijinx aren't great. And despite a committed voice cast that includes two Oscar winners, the jokes aren't all that either.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The rodents carry the picture off in their little furry paws and this one is sure to entertain youngsters -- no matter how you look at it.
Linda Barnard - Toronto Star
Christine Champ - Film.com
On an adult fun meter, it would rate somewhere between a parent-teacher meeting and a trip to the orthodontist to outfit your kid with braces.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
It's the template for either a video game or a Disney theme park ride, or perhaps both.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A 3D ball of energy, but its furry characters are flatly run-of-the-treadmill.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Most depressing about G-Force is the talent wasted in the name of family entertainment.
Jake Coyle - Associated Press
For its intended audience, G-Force is a winner. Only a shopworn plot keeps it from being a solid seven.
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Hank Sartin - Time Out
Keith Uhlich - Time Out
Possibly the first movie to imagine -- in 3D! -- the comedic crime-fighting possibilities of small mammals that usually spend their days on hamster wheels.
Neil Pond - American Profile
Dave White - Movies.com
Critic: Was there too many poo jokes? 9 y.o.: Mmmm...no.
Simon Foster - sbs.com.au
For older viewers the jokes struggles to find a pay off and the frequent potty humour will even grow tiresome for the younger audience.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
...an utterly worthless (and frequently unwatchable) piece of work.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
When they're not risking their lives with exciting spy maneuvers, Blaster works out to Lady Gaga and Juarez updates her Facebook page. Okay, so maybe G-Force is just a tad self-consciously 'hip.' [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
The voice actors are accomplished but the fussy story is strictly for the tykes and teens, even if the writers work in a sexy tease in gopher fur, that tramp.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
It is suitable for kids, and parents won't have to suffer much if they accompany the kids.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
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Dean Essner - Sydney Morning Herald
The joke of cute animals hacking into mainframes and dodging explosions may not be enough to sustain a movie.
Jake Wilson - The Age (Australia)
Billed as children's fare, G-Force's incessant action provides trainer wheels for youngsters soon to grow into the teens who have made Bruckheimer's live-action films such moneyspinners.
Des Partridge - Courier Mail (Australia)
Sometimes those aren't choc-covered sultanas in your hand after all, and G-Force is one of those times.
Michael Adams - Empire Magazine Australasia
Believe in yourself is the motto of this sweetly madcap and amusing family adventure in which talking guinea-pigs turn the world upside down in order to save it. The execution is inventive and the cast works well.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Adults without kids may find their minds wandering even with the brief run time and those 3-D visuals.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
The worst thing about G-Force isn't that the plot is so formulaic that the entire movie can be divined from the first 20 minutes or that it's not particularly funny.
Sonny Bunch - Washington Times
Disney [hates you and] wants your money.
Rob Humanick - Suite101.com
It wasn't a horrible movie, but I could have done without the fart jokes, really. Overall, it was just a mediocre kids movie that you can toss in the pile with all the rest.
Austin Kennedy - Sin Magazine
For a 3D movie, G-Force falls very flat.
Leah Holmes - SFX Magazine
Guided by the principle that action movies have become generic that anybody can be plugged into the hero role and the results would be no different than if Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bruce Willis was the star.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
G-Force's dedication to egregious stereotypes is hackneyed and indefensible: this is how racism lives on.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
The animals seem more real than the humans, but the comedy is overly cute and the tone forced.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
1 Plexiglas ball sporting 1 hamster was fine for Disney's Bolt. Along comes Bruckheimer -- now it's 3 Plexiglas balls with 4 hamsters, er, guinea pigs, and 1 Transformer. Seems he's hell bent on excess.
Kimberly Gadette - Indie Movies Online
Not even remotely as bad as it could have been. Because, let's call a spade a spade: "sentient guinea pig spies" could easily have been just about the worst movie ever made.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Obtain a human-sized version of a hamster wheel, then spend a couple of hours scurrying around inside it, and you'll have had an experience far more varied and stimulating than what's on offer here.
Edward Porter - Times [UK]
Action and animals make good entertainment for kids and so-so entertainment for adults.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
The CGI guinea pigs are startlingly realistic-looking... which will charm kids, and the whiz-bang nonsense they get up to... is exactly the stuff of silly, entertaining moviegoing.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
When I review movies, I ask myself... "does the movie do what it set out to do?" G-Force set out to be an entertaining family movie that makes money. On that basis, G-Force succeeds.
Tony Macklin - tonymacklin.net
Anybody who wants to go to a movie about talking secret-agent guinea pigs is probably too young to read this review.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
The maestro of mayhem, Jerry Bruckheimer, does a kids movie.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The plot lurches joylessly from A to B, while the bored-sounding voice cast - Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Sam Rockwell - might have delivered their dialogue down a phone line.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Technically accomplished holiday fun to while away a wet afternoon with the sprogs, G-Force is exciting while it lasts, but about as memorable as the bucket of over-priced popcorn.
Catherine Bray - Film4
Without a strong villain, a charismatic hero or a clear quest, it's all just a pointless frenzy, an exercise in going nowhere fast. A bit like a hamster on a wheel.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
Hugely enjoyable, fast-paced action-adventure with a witty script, likeable characters, great action sequences and terrific special effects.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
The action scenes are much more impressive than the predictable plot.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Have you ever wondered what a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced talking-animal movie would be like? Me, neither. But here's the answer.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Though the film as a whole delivers ample thrills, it does lag occasionally and is encumbered by bland voiceovers and a lack of laughs
Derek Adams - Time Out
This rollicking action romp has all of the chase scenes and car crashes you expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer movie
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Kids will have a fur-ball watching this part-computer generated part-live action movie.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
One or two of the ideas are actually not bad - there's a rather cute joke about a mole, for instance - but for the most part, it's like running on a wheel.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
This Jerry Bruckheimer production is a surprisingly light-footed caper for cinema's reigning king of bombast.
Neil Smith - Total Film
Nowhere near the originality of anything from Pixar.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Really there's no reason to see this but if you really need to satisfy your guinea pig fix, hit the local pet store. It's cheaper and far more entertaining.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
The best original blockbuster of the summer. Just to clarify that demonstrative statement, Star Trek was a reboot/re-imagining/sequel. (500) Days of Summer isn't a blockbuster. It is still better than the other sequel blockbusters.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
A bland distraction for the school holidays and nothing more, the now-ubiquitous 3D version isn't any better.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Imagine ordering a Diet Coke only to be handed a formula on a piece of paper and you have some idea of what watching G-Force is like.
Toby Young - Times [UK]
A slick slice of efficient family entertainment, but lacking the inspiration to turn in into something special.
Boyd Hilton - Heat Magazine
G-Force excels visually, with the cuddly critters being particularly impressive and the action sequences colourful, vibrant and effectively assembled.
Chris Prince - Sky Movies
This is not a movie for Hamstered intellectuals. Just imagine how Alvin And the Chipmunks might have turned out if it had been directed by Michael Bay.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
Maybe for today's computer-gaming sprogs, speed, violence and animation (in all senses) are enough.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
The story feels thin and faintly incoherent, the action is loud and relentless. A milder version of many other Bruckheimer films, then - which doesn't mean kids won't love it.
David Gritten - Daily Telegraph
This is actually great (if ultimately silly and slightly cheesy) fun with quite a few nice sly digs at the genre that is trying to snuggle up to.
Simon Thompson - Heart 106.2
Blame it on Alvin and the Chipmunks. Cute, furry, and talking, CGI rodents are apparently now the rage, much to the chagrin of anyone over 12.
Kit Bowen - The Movie Kit
3-D adventure is funny ... if you're a first grader.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Common Sense Media
It just didn't come together.
Ben Lyons - At the Movies
I don't think kids will find it funny, [and] their parents will find it unbearable.
Ben Mankiewicz - At the Movies
Most youngsters at the screening I attended were not amused -- not even by the usually giggle-evoking flatulence scenes.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
G-Force is being shown in both 2-D and digital 3-D formats. I saw it in 2-D, and that's the preferred format because it's one less dimension for the movie to suck in.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Flashy - with a high-octane frenetic - aimed at a small-fry audience.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Jennie Kermode - Eye for Film
For pure family fun in the middle of summer the often hilarious G-Force has it all: action, laughs and heart.
Pete Hammond - Boxoffice Magazine
G-Force is painfully bad and completely unfunny.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
Kids like to see something new when they head to the theater, something they can talk about on the playground. "Remember when THAT happened?" And I really feel that G-Force delivers in that department.
Brian Tallerico - Movie Retriever
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Jim Judy - Screen It!
G-Force is bright and funny, but surprisingly, it's more of an adventure film than a comedy.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
G-Force is fast and funny and bound to appeal to kids.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
It's a shame that the heart of the story doesn't beat strongly enough to match the visual invention onscreen.
Fionnuala Halligan - Screen International
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
Dean Essner - National Post
There's nothing wrong with G-Force that John Lasseter couldn't fix.
Steven D. Greydanus - Christianity Today
Dean Essner - Irish Times
Bruckheimer and his crew should have imagined material that's suited for more than the bottom of a cage.
Dan Lybarger - eFilmCritic.com
Unimaginatively, boringly bland without much to make you excited or angry about seeing it.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
G-Force is everything I wished a Disney film could have been in the 1970s. What's so wrong about getting all giddy about it as a kid in my 30s?
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
A harmless and good-natured family flick that unfortunately relies so much on its central conceit that it forgets to do anything else.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
What happens when Disney meets Jerry Bruckheimer? You get a whole new kind of rodent, but not necessarily a better one.
Cathy Jakicic - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Plot wise, well, G-Force doesn't really have one, but it's a film about rodents -- however, I could tell more interesting stories about New York City rodents terrorizing Manhattan on the daily than this vermin tale.
Clay Cane - BET.com
G-Force is short on wit, characterization and logic, but the car chases sure are breathtaking and just about everything blows up real good while the heroes run from the fireballs in slow motion.
Alonso Duralde - MSNBC
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Dawn Taylor - Movies.com
Pointing out G-Force's plot holes would be redundant; it's more hole than plot, and more videogame commercial and exhausted-old-trope clearinghouse than film.
Tasha Robinson - AV Club
Keith Uhlich - Time Out New York
The first 3-D movie from Jerry Bruckheimer, the last producer you'd think of whose pictures needed to be more in-your-face.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
G-Force has a script on autopilot, assuming that any old assortment of fart jokes, cheesy one-liners, and chase scenes will be enough to appease tots.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
This is a stupid, lazy, dully designed and messily executed piece of junk that will have little kids and parents alike squirming in their seats out of sheer boredom.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
Parents already in dread of taking their children to this 3-D kids' movie by uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer will find much to appreciate, though G-Force is lots of fun all around.
Tom Keogh - Seattle Times
If what you need is a 90-minute baby sitter, or something that will put a smile on your kid's face, you could do worse than G-Force, but don't expect to be blown away yourself.
Danny Minton - Fort Bend Sun
Galifianakis's comedy thrives on risk. In G-Force, he does the most subversive thing possible in a big budget PG picture: he plays it straight.
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
The worst Walt Disney Pictures release in a decade. To describe this chaotic, charmless, pop culture-centric product as completely and utterly excruciating is almost too kind a criticism.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Top voice talent and good 3D computer graphics cannot make up for the fact that this film is utterly synthetic as well as crass, loud, and vulgar.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
just tries too hard, and it shows
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
Its prime directive is to inculcate young viewers with the gee-whiz tropes of producer Jerry Bruckheimer's teen-oriented fare.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
It's super-intelligent guinea pigs who update their Facebook pages, know how to hack computers, and dodge fireballs. It hardly needs gravitas to provide a full course cinematic meal.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
It's more fun than it should be.
Linda Winer - Newsday
Do what you must to ensure that somebody else ferries your kids to this dud. Thank me later.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
A better action movie than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but that's like raving that sandwiches taste better than the bottom of your shoe.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com