Doogal Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 27, 2006
It's easily the worst kid's movie since Spy Kids 3-D, a confusing blur of a magical quest based on an ancient British stop-motion animation TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 27, 2006
The animation has the low-budget CGI look of meticulous textures but movement as jerky and unpersuasive as Davey and Goliath.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 27, 2006
Eighty-five minutes you'll never get back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Too often those behind the slick 3-D animation spectacles aimed at children imbue them with too much adult humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 27, 2006
Seldom have I heard such lame jokes and pseudo-savvy dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 28, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
February 25, 2006
Poor visuals, a terrible story, and only fart jokes to entertain the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 24, 2006
In attempting to turn a tiny Anglo-Franco amusement into a full-blown Yankee extravaganza, The Weinstein Co. has managed to choke every last bit of charm out of the characters and their setting, no mean feat for a show this enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 13, 2006
The laziest, most disheartening kind of animated children's film.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Young audiences should be spared its obnoxious droning presence.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 5, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
February 22, 2006
For all its undeniable promise, this take on The Magic Roundabout is just plain disastrous in its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 22, 2006
It's a shame more effort wasn't made to come up with a storyline as bracingly original and anarchic as the TV series was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 24, 2006
it reminds me more of something you might have seen on H.R. Pufnstuf in the 70s - without all the hallucinogenic drugs
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 25, 2006
While offering children a valuable lesson about friendship, 'Doogal' will probably be viewed by some adults as an opportunity for a little nap.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 27, 2006
Doogal is an exceeding lame animated feature about a bunch of kids trapped on a magical carousel -- but it's adults forced to sit through this slow-moving, G-rated Lord of the Rings knockoff who will be begging for mercy.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 27, 2006
The titular canine hero has all the appeal of a talking bathmat. The animation is ugly, and the American re-write -- which, in typical Hollywood fashion, confuses topicality with humor, as if simply namedropping is enough -- adds nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 27, 2006
Doogal has a few moments of wit, but they're largely lost thanks to inconsistent direction and an uncertainty about who or what the movie is for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 25, 2006
A jumble of bad movie cliches strung together into an overly simplistic tale of a pooch who gets in trouble over candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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