Scooby-Doo (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though Lillard is uncannily spot-on as Shaggy, Scooby Doo is a tired live-action update, filled with lame jokes.

Movie Info

The long-running cartoon from William Hanna and Joseph Barbera that began life in 1969 as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? becomes this live-action, tongue-in-cheek comedy-adventure featuring a computer-generated version of the easily frightened, mush-mouthed Great Dane. Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Fred, the blonde, confident, ascot-sporting leader of Mystery Inc., a ghost-busting service that exposes phony supernatural phenomena as the work of shysters. Working with Fred are: his rich, beautiful … More

Rating: PG (for some rude humor, language and some scary action)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Craig Titley, James Gunn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
Box Office: $153.2M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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as Mondavarious

as N'Goo Tuana

as Mary Jane

as Fred Jones

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as Zarkos

as Velma's Friend

as Old Man Smithers

as Sugar Ray

as Voodoo Maestro

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as Tiny Henchman

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as Island Emissary

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as Guy In The Vat

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as Melvin Doo

as Fitzgibbon

as Coast Guard #2

as Airport Attendant

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as Co-Ed Hottie

as Autograph Seeker

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as Cavern Henchman

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Critic Reviews for Scooby-Doo

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (36)

Everyone got into the spirit of the movie (no pun intended) and made a cute film.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
7M Pictures

Too scary for most kids, too dumb for most teens.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

What really makes this movie special is Matthew Lillard's inspired performance as Shaggy. It's not only a dead-on impersonation of the cartoon character, but it also comes with a certain kind of unique joy and a genuine soul.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

"Scooby Doo" really didn't need a big screen adaptation, and this terribly unfunny, weird live action variation proves it.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

O roteiro é, na melhor das hipóteses, medíocre, mas o charme dos personagens acaba se refletindo na tela grande.

October 5, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Far more dull and just plain dumb than it ever is funny.

Full Review… | January 12, 2004

Audience Reviews for Scooby-Doo

I saw this on its theatrical release mainly out of morbid curiosity really and even back then it was pretty damn poor. About the only thing they got right in the film is the casting of Lillard for 'Shaggy' who seems to have been born for the role. Rowan Atkinson must have been bribed with tonnes of cash to star in this crap.

The rest of the film is a terrible mess of horrendously bad CGI, unfunny attempts at humour that even the kids would roll their eyes at and a very shoddy look and feel all round with obvious sets and cheap costumes. This classic creation has been dragged into the modern age with various hideous modernisations including your obligatory rap/hip hop soundtrack that seems to come with most kids films these days for some reason. Alongside so many other god awful scenes it no longer bares much resemblance to the original cult creation.

I dunno why they couldn't go with a more sensible approach and a slightly more genuine ghost story. The cartoons were silly yes but still reasonably coherent and actually quite spooky for kids, but spooky in an enjoyable way. This film is basically just trash...and since when was 'Scrappy' a bad guy?!.

I mean seriously, could you possibly cast anyone more inappropriate for the role of 'Fred' than Freddie Prinze Jr?!!. Was he cast because his name is Fred too?? for Gods sake lets try and make an effort people!.

As usual with so many film adaptations these days, stick with the original material. This whole venture just feels hokey and uncomfortable from the start, it could be an OK movie but drowned in vacuous pop culture references and needless cameos makes a mockery of the entire idea.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Yeah, it's bad, and generally I hate kids movies, but I liked the cartoons growing up and Sarah Michelle makes a pretty good Daphne and Linda a good Valma, and of course, a younger Isla fisher here as Mary Jane.
It's far from my favourite, but it is cute, and I do own a copy (sshhh).

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Original movie in their adaptation of the cartoon. Great cast. The gang go to Spooky island to investigate strange goings on.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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