• Doogal
    2 minutes 30 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Doogal Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A delight for very young children and any parent who'll get the Attorney General joke of "Geneva Convention? I don't care if it's a Star Trek convention!"

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 6, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

[A] surprisingly successful feature-film update.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

February 24, 2006
Matthew Turner

In short, Doogal (The Magic Roundabout) is an enjoyable family film that will delight young audiences and is liable to send nostalgic 30-somethings on a (sadly, futile) quest to find the original series on DVD.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 22, 2006
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 7/10

February 22, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A sheer waste of priceless talent.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 1/4

April 29, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Too often those behind the slick 3-D animation spectacles aimed at children imbue them with too much adult humor.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2009
Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
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The slapdash dialogue and smug vocal talent detract from the visual appeal of the most energetic sequences (like a raucous train chase) and what's left of Danot's designs.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2008
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A jumble of bad movie cliches strung together into an overly simplistic tale of a pooch who gets in trouble over candy.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 1/4

July 25, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

For U.S. audiences the voices have been dubbed by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Chevy Chase and Jimmy Fallon, who add nothing; in fact, the movie drags them down with it.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

May 12, 2006
Christopher Null

I can only assume that half the movie got lost in translation, and that's how we ended up with the bald mess we have today.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 5, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The characters (a snail, a cow, a rock-n-roll rabbit, a train, a wooden soldier) and voice actors (Whoopi Goldberg, Judi Dench, Chevy Chase) seem chosen at random...

| Original Score: 0/4

April 14, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The laziest, most disheartening kind of animated children's film.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 13, 2006
Pam Grady

Doogal is definitely a dog.

| Original Score: 1/4

March 11, 2006
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

A wretched experience from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/5

March 11, 2006
Cynthia Fuchs

Unoriginal and only sometimes cute, DOOGAL is mostly harmless, but dull.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

March 4, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This isn't dumbing-down. This is a full-scale lobotomy.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1/5

March 1, 2006
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
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Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

March 1, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Hungering for more references to the 'Wassup' commercials, Dr. Phil, 'Bling Bling,' The Lord Of The Rings, MC Hammer, or The Matrix? Don't worry, Doogal contains nods to all of these.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D-

February 28, 2006
Kit Bowen

Doogal tries to be part of the hip CGI-animated club, with all the pop-culture references and feel-good messages. But unfortunately, it fails on all levels.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 1/4

February 28, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a movie that scrounges so desperately for laughs, it features both a flatulent moose and a flatulent train.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

February 27, 2006
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