G-Force Spins Its Wheel

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2009 12:13 PM CDT

(Newser) – If their mission was to please critics, the adorable spies of G-Force have failed. Here's what the critics saying:

  • Director Hoyt Yeatman should be ashamed, writes Ty Burr in the Boston Globe. “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.” The film’s tired, imagination-free spy gags make it feel like “a Xerox of a Xerox.”

  • The “aggressively stupid” movie demonstrates “the low regard Hollywood has for the intelligence and curiosity of children,” writes Dan Kois for the Washington Post. The visuals are good, but it’s “as if the producers bought dialogue at some kind of bulk joke outlet.”
  • Roger Ebert, in the Chicago Sun-Times, musters only sarcasm, saying the movie is an “inoffensive 3D farce” that “will possibly be enjoyed by children of all ages.”