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Parents' Guide to

Yogi Bear

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Dumber-than-average family comedy won't even impress kids.

Movie PG 2010 83 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 5+

Good clean movie

My kids loved this movie and I enjoyed watching it with them. It was silly with a lot of slapstick humor and there was no violence or bad messages hidden with in. It is difficult to find goofy clean movies to watch with my kids and this one nailed it. My kids laughed out loud belly laughs during this movie. Super cute.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 2+


This movie is really good clean fun! Great for the whole family. Kids and parents alike will love this film! ENJOY!
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44 ):
Kids say (59 ):

YOGI BEAR may be known as the smarter-than-the-average bear, but this frankly dumb movie has neither the nostalgia factor necessary for parents to really enjoy it. It also lacks the visuals to justify the 3-D surcharges at movie theaters. Sure, young kids who are just starting to understand comedy will laugh a few times -- especially because the movie stars two talking bears -- but parents will probably wonder why yet another cultural touchstone from their youth has been remade in the broadest, least original way imaginable.

It's a shame; the comic actors are all talented performers, but there's just no point to the story. We've seen this same plot line (save the animal/park/zoo/habitat) a dozen different times. The low point of the uninspired dialogue has to be when Faris, playing eco-friendly filmmaker Rachel, stares directly at the camera and says "I love this park!" Aykroyd will always be a favorite comedian from the '70s and '80s, and he deserves so much more than this cheesy, forgettable save-the-forest flick.

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