This party isn't much fun

review C-

August 04, 2006|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

Barnyard stars a bunch of farm animals that look like those cheap plastic toys you can buy for a buck at any neighborhood convenience store, trinkets that will at least keep the kids amused for a few minutes.

How appropriate, for that's about the best that can be said about this movie. It includes a few moments that might make the kids chuckle, but, for the most part, it's uninspired, not much to look at and laugh-free - as though the creators dreamed up the film's tagline, "The original party animals," and figured that was enough.

Barnyard (Paramount Pictures) Featuring the voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover. Written and directed by Steve Oedekerk. Rated PG. Time 90 minutes.

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