Movie Reviews G-force
Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times heaps faint praise on G-Force , describing it as "pleasant, inoffensive." "It will possibly be enjoyed by children of all ages," he remarks with hardly a trace of enthusiasm. A.O. Scott in the New York Times says that it "manages to be fairly entertaining in that exhausting, rackety, late-summer-kiddie-movie way." He goes on to imagine how the project got sold. "If you make a movie that has both robots and rodents, plus a bunch of swaggering catch phrases, a couple of flatulence jokes and a bunch of human actors hopping around pretending to interact with the computer-generated rodents -- well, the pitch makes itself, doesn't it?" What actually emerges from the paring of Jerry Bruckheimer with Walt Disney is, according to Claudia Puig in USA Today, "chases and explosions, plus a distinctly cute and cuddly factor." However, as if in response, Elizabeth Weitzman writes in the New York Daily News, "There's certainly nothing cute 'n' cuddly about the animals" in the film. But "we'd expect nothing less from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who's apparently bent on expanding his action empire into the family market." Stephen Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer calls the film a "dud" in the first paragraph of his review, but in the next one he asks "Do little kids know what a good movie is?" Maybe they do, Dan Kois in the Washington Post suggests. He calls the movie "a dispiriting primer on the low regard Hollywood has for the intelligence and curiosity of children -- and the time and money of their parents."