The New York Times says, "“Winnie the Pooh” may not be a movie that grown-ups seek out on their own, but it may make some of them jealous of the 4-year-olds who are making the noble bear’s acquaintance for the first time." The Guardian describes it: "A bright and snuggly new version of the childhood perennial stays faithful to AA Milne and to EH Shepard's drawings". Rolling Stone closes with this: "Lovely. Just lovely."
Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and concludes, "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." Roger Ebert calls it "a sweet and innocuous children's movie" and concludes it "could make a nice introduction to moviegoing for a small child." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 91%.