Clifford's Really Big Movie Reviews

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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 23, 2004
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 23, 2004
| Original Score: B
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 23, 2004
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.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
April 23, 2004
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.
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Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe
April 23, 2004
It's not dreadful, just dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
April 22, 2004
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 | Original Score: B
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
April 22, 2004
Trades in easygoing humor to peddle its message of bigheartedness.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 26, 2004
Belies its name with its formulaic storytelling and lackluster animation.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 20, 2004
Plays like a two-part episode of Clifford's really small TV show.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 20, 2004
Little more than a supersized version of the popular PBS animated series that's stopping briefly in theaters en route to its natural habitat -- video.
| Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 19, 2004
This feature, spun off from the PBS series, will provide preschoolers with comfort and amusement, though not rapture or enchantment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
February 19, 2004
Just like the cardboard books we read in kindergarten: short, sweet and easy to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 19, 2004
How exactly does one lose a dog as red as a plum tomato and as big as an airplane hangar? This big-screen version of the animated PBS series offers a pallid, yet reasonably painless, reply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4