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Clifford's Really Big Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Charming and harmless. Nap while your kid enjoys.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2010

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Some children might find Clifford's tale on the tame side, but at least as many parents will be happily surprised by the warm and cuddly tone.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

April 30, 2004

Baltimore Sun

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: B

April 23, 2004
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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When clapping broke out close to the end of Clifford's Really Big Movie -- the clapping of little hands, I might add, and not big ones -- it felt as spontaneous and as heartfelt an expression of youthful joy as I have heard in a long time.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 23, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A slightly distended version of the television program, here voiced by some of the best actors in the animation business, including the late, great John Ritter in the title role.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 23, 2004
Timothy Knight

Modest in the best sense of the word, this traditional animated film adheres closely to the gentle, easygoing tone of the hugely popular PBS series.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2004
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News

The messages are honest and not slathered. The characters are kind, amusing and, by now, quite familiar (author Norman Birdwell created Clifford and friends some 40 years ago).

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 23, 2004
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

Despite the movie's rather unoriginal story -- that age-old plot about running off to the join the circus -- at least the filmmakers have created something which, though a little bland, is never crass or vulgar.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Though not exactly a gripping experience for adults, parents have reason to be grateful for a movie that has been so carefully tailored to preschool to first-grade sensibilities.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2004

E! Online

Should delight most four-year-olds and won't torture parents (much) in the process.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

April 22, 2004
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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Unlike television cartoons that sell their souls to make the leap to the big screen, this animated G-rated film is faithful to Norman Bridwell's beloved book series about the big red dog.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

April 22, 2004
Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
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Trades in easygoing humor to peddle its message of bigheartedness.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 22, 2004
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Just okay. My kids enjoyed it, although my daughter said she wouldn't mind not seeing it again.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: C+

March 6, 2004
Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
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Just like the cardboard books we read in kindergarten: short, sweet and easy to sit through.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 19, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Retains the gentle, low-key appeal of his books and TV series.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 19, 2004
James Plath

So, how big is Clifford's Really Big Movie? Maybe too big for a toddler's britches.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 25, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Clifford's Really Big Movie is easily consumed and disposed of entertainment for the small fry...

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 2/5

April 28, 2004
Karen Karbo

The animation has cheap-and-fast written all over it. It's so chintzy, the characters look as if they've come straight from a box of Colorforms.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

April 26, 2004

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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Michael Szymanski
December 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 24, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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