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

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Doogal Reviews

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
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
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
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
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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 Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

February 27, 2006
John Anderson
Newsday
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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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 27, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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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 Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 0/4

February 27, 2006
Ned Martel
New York Times
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In Doogal, setting the world right again involves a badly paced quest for three diamonds, assorted jokes that don't land, and a daringly incoherent climactic confrontation.

| Original Score: 1/5

February 27, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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

February 27, 2006
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 27, 2006
Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
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The story, dialogue and animation here really are for-kids-only.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 27, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Eighty-five minutes you'll never get back.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

February 27, 2006
Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe
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If we keep saying, 'Yeah, it's lousy, but there's so much worse stuff out there,' and we keep sighing, rolling our eyes, and going anyway, we'll keep getting slapdash, manipulative product like this. Kids deserve better. So do dogs.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

February 27, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Something tells me that the original dialogue, replaced here by references to M.C. Hammer and The Shining, would have added a little to the movie's limited charms.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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The key frame animation, based on three-dimensional models, is rudimentary, with none of the characters proving visually arresting.

February 24, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

February 24, 2006
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