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July 26, 2007

Reviewers on 'The Simpsons Movie': 'The Lesson Is, Never Try'

The Simpsons Movie is about to open, which means that the world's newspapers are now flooded with reviews packed to the gills with our favorite Simpsonisms. (Or at least the ones that translate relatively unawkwardly to headlines; so far, we haven't come across any reviews titled, "This Movie Smells Like Cat Food.") But as Slate points out today, reviewers have already tapped into characters like Mr. Burns for inspiration, even if they can't seem to agree on whether the movie was any good or not:

Seattle Weekly: 'The Simpsons Movie': Eeeexcellent!

AP: 'The Simpsons Movie' not exxxxxcellent

Here are a few more Simpsons-character-aphorisms-cum-review-headlines:


Associated Press 'Simpsons Movie': 'Woo-hoo' or 'D'Oh'?

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
'The Simpsons Movie': Ready, set, D'OH!

New Statesman
Taking on the big screen? Doh!

Boston Herald
Woo hoo! 'Simpsons' satire larger than life on big screen

Newark Star-Ledger
Woo-hooo! 'Simpsons' movie a Homer

Kansas City Chronicle
mmmm ... movie: Simpsons deliver some 'Haw-haws'

San Francisco Chronicle
Mmm ... popcorn movie

Waltham Daily New Tribune
Film review: Cowabungle!

New York Magazine
Will 'The Simpsons Movie' Be Aw-Diddly-Awful or Awe-Diddly-Awesome?

Eat my shorts

Eugene Register-Guard
Whoopee! for 'Simpsons' silliness

Pensacola News Journal
Best. Sneak preview. Ever.

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- Arts
- posted on Jul 30, 07

Simpson's Movie: Rewarding or Disappointing? a Little Bit of Column A, a Little but of Column B

- Arts
- posted on Jul 30, 07

Abe Simpson: "I got a funny story. Well it's not so much funny as it is long."

- Arts
- posted on Jul 30, 07

The Simpsons rakes in a big pile of D'oh!

- Arts
- posted on Jul 31, 07

No character development and no cast support make Homer something something...

- Arts
- posted on Aug 01, 07

Films practically review themselves these days, with the internet and all.

- Arts
- posted on Aug 01, 07

Movie no function plot well without.

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