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

Doogal Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
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
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
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
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
Top Critic
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
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
Top Critic
April 13, 2006

The laziest, most disheartening kind of animated children's film.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

A sheer waste of priceless talent.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
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
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic
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
John Anderson
Newsday
Top Critic
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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