Winnie the Pooh Reviews

  • The animators tap our nostalgia for Pooh - the Charlie Brown of honey drippers - and for the gently homogenized whimsical flavor that was A.A. Milne gone Magic Kingdom.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • "Winnie the Pooh" may not be a movie that grown-ups seek out on their own, but it may make some of them jealous of the 4-year-olds who are making the noble bear's acquaintance for the first time.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • While his movie doesn't stand a chance at the box office, Pooh succeeds by embracing much of what modern films ... have largely forgotten: old-fashioned movie pleasures.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • Clocking in at a zippy 63 minutes, the story is precisely the right length for squirmy tots and concludes before the minimal plot grows stale for adults.

    Sandie Angulo Chen — Washington Post

  • Sweetly, agreeably traditional.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • A wonderfully faithful throwback to the '60s animated features (and the original Ernest H. Shepard book illustrations that inspired the studio's watercolored, 2-D look) with a modest veneer of postmodern cleverness.

    Aaron Hillis — Village Voice

  • There's no bells and whistles here, no 3-D or useless grey fluff, just Pooh as he's always been, silly and true.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Winnie the Pooh revives the charm of the original Walt Disney franchise by returning to the source -- the A.A. Milne books about Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals as they learn life lessons amidst their adventures.

    Nancy Churnin — Dallas Morning News

  • One would have to have a heart of cold temperament to find much -- if anything -- wrong with the animated adventure Winnie the Pooh.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • ...[the filmmakers] concoct something consistently lively and clever and engaging and lovely to look at.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • In a time of shock-value 3-D animation and special effects, the look of the film is gentle and pleasing.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • [It] has a visual and emotional artistry that depicts the value of committed friendships, highlighting challenges that may come along. Yet what it expresses most of all is the sheer fun and joy these experiences can bring.

    Dante Anthony Fuoco — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "Winnie the Pooh" is a very full jar of honey indeed.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • This is indeed good old Pooh, nothing to fear. No space robots or serial killers have been added to the cast.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Sweet, gentle and defiantly retro (the 2-D hand-drawn animation is superb), the movie is irresistibly charming.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Disney has done plenty right by the Hundred Acre Wood gang in its latest bigscreen outing, preserving the traditional hand-drawn appearance and gently whimsical storytelling of the A.A. Milne-based series in an era of CG-animated, 3D-accentuated excess.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • The 1966-1974 "Winnie the Pooh" shorts that used to air on Disney's Sunday night program were thinly plotted, simply drawn and replete with silly songs and jokes for third-graders. Why mess with perfection?

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Winnie the Pooh will make big people remember their childhoods. And small people will have fun getting to know all of us in the Hundred Acre Wood.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • It doesn't matter that the film is just for kids. When it does its job right, everyone watching it is a kid.

    Eric D. Snider — Film.com

  • Winnie the Pooh generates smiles and chuckles from start to finish with its good-natured, episodic story of Pooh and friends going on a wild-goose chase to find a supposedly missing Christopher Robin...

    Leonard Maltin — indieWIRE

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