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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Craig Ferguson
John Cleese
Bud Luckey
Jim Cummings.
Directors
Stephen Anderson
Don Hall.
Screenwriters
Running Time
73 minutes

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Winnie The Pooh
Your chance to revisit the Hundred-Acre Wood


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Plot
The continuing adventures of Pooh Bear (Cummings), Eeyore (Luckey), Tigger (Cummings again) and the rest of the gang in the Hundred Acre Wood.


Review
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Admittedly, this is not a film that bows to the middle ground or caters to every demographic. With its familiar characters and gentle plot, it’s firmly pitched at small children rather than their tween or teen siblings. The brief running time — just 70-odd minutes — and appealingly silly story give it no lower age-limit, and there’s nothing here to threaten or upset even the most sensitive of children. At the other end of the intellectual spectrum, there’s much metatextual joy to be had in the way that the characters interact with the books from which they originated, walking from one of E. H. Shepard’s drawings to the next as scenes develop, or using letters displaced from the text as tools or toys. So while there’s little here that’s edgy, hip or envelope-pushing, under-tens and animation-fan parents will adore it.


Verdict
As jolly as Tigger, as sweet as honey and as undemanding as a balloon ride, this will delight the wee'uns and put a smile on the face of animation fans of all ages.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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I also absolutely loved this film. Gorgeous animation and had me crying with laughter throughout. It's a massive shame this hasn't seen a better marketing campaign as it really deserves to become a Disney classic and most people don't even seem aware there is a new Pooh film. ... More

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Posted by hit_or_miss_me at 12:59, 13 April 2011 | Report This Post


This is actually the best film I've seen all year, it just worked for me on so many levels, all the way through the film I had a huge smile on my face. It will probably go unseen which is a real shame but hopefully will have a healthy DVD life. ... More

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Posted by odddaze at 11:52, 12 April 2011 | Report This Post


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As mentioned in another post - this has 4 stars in the magazine. These discrepancies keep popping up – almost one an issue. How hard is it to get the star rating the same on the web as the mag? I understand films differ from cinema to DVD which makes sense, especially as different reviewer. But the same problem happens in your Empire Film Guide book where the ratings don’t always match. E.g Jurassic Park has 4 stars in book yet everywhere on the web it’s a 5 – there’... More

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Posted by djimi42 at 11:28, 12 April 2011 | Report This Post


Magazine said 4. And it is. A magnificent little gem, universally funny, entertaining and not a single slow beat in the film. ... More

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Posted by Ethanial at 21:58, 11 April 2011 | Report This Post


Why only 3 stars?

From the review there seemed to be no negative other than it is targeted to 1 demographic and from your review it seems to hit the mark. I'm not nitpicking, just curious as to what Helen thinks it needed to warrant 5 stars. I haven't seen it so please ignore my star rating of the "middle number"...but it was the only way to comment. ... More

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