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Beethoven Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A family comedy about a wacky & destructive St. Bernard that is totally without any merit whatsoever.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

November 21, 2011
M. Faust
Common Sense Media

A sloppy but lovable pooch of a movie.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A safely banal concoction in the tradition of the bland live-action Disney features cranked out during the Magic Kingdom's dispirited years after Walt's death.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2009
Variety Staff
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Rallies at the end to prevent chaperoning adults from feeling their time was completely wasted.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009


Kids will 'ooh' and 'aah' over the shaggy, doe-eyed doggy as it demolishes the family home, but grown-ups should stay on the sofa and enjoy the acerbic asides which distinguish this offering from the glut of cute mongrel movies.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 16, 2006

Time Out
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Elevated from the doldrums of Digby-esque sentimentality by a surprisingly bouncy script, the film is also redeemed by regular interludes of acerbic dialogue and a brace of fine supporting performances.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I love dogs, but still had trouble getting through this.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Overbearing (actually overdogging) family comedy.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 25, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Anti-working mom bias gives a sour feeling to an otherwise innocuous dog movie.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 16, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Beethoven is no classic, but it's a sunny, energetic children's film with a good notion of what young audiences like.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Clint Morris

You'll laugh, You'll cry, You'll Howl?

| Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2002
Scott Weinberg

Family gets dog. Dog is large. Insert laugh track here. Still, it's a whole lot better than the wretched (and endless) series of sequels.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

July 26, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The first half of the film is amusing, but when it turns to a distasteful subplot that has an evil veterinarian/scientist stealing pets for nasty experiments, it goes sour.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Nick Barbaro
Austin Chronicle

Unless you are taking a child, there is absolutely no reason you should put yourself through this almost perfectly mindless exercise in canine celebration (exception: if your favorite comic strip is Marmaduke, this may be the movie for you).

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

[Grodin's] acting is so detached and lifeless that it is close to an out of body experience.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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A waggish tale of canine chicanery, an uproarious if impawsible symphony of drool, doggy fidelity and chewed shoes.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's the kind of clever, innocuous family entertainment that's always in short supply.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

September 7, 2011
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 2/5

August 6, 2005
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