Garfield - The Movie (2004)



Critic Consensus: When the novelty of the CGI Garfield wears off, what's left is a simplistic kiddie movie.

Movie Info

The famous cartoon-strip fat cat Garfield comes to the big screen with this live-action/CGI feature from director Peter Hewitt (The Borrowers). Bill Murray provides the voice of the lasagna-loving feline who finds himself having to rescue Odie, his owner's annoying dog after the pooch is kidnapped by bad guys. Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt appear in the flesh while Alan Cumming, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, and Debra Messing provide additional voice talent.

Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Davis, Jim Davis (II), Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
Box Office: $75.3M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Garfield - The Movie

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (37)

Without Murray, the film would have much less appeal.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Cat-astrophic for adults, but kids will love it.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Hewitt's movie isn't without its laughs but it's ultimately a pretty pointless picture.

Full Review… | July 16, 2010

An innocent way to kill some time.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Garfield is a cool cat with attitude, yet his debut on the big screen falls short by more than a whisker largely due to a script that relies on novelty value rather than fresh ideas.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

The comic-strip cat comes to the big screen thanks to some pretty nifty computer animation and -- in a really inspired move -- the voice of Bill Murray

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Garfield - The Movie

Tolerable. Bill Murray saves Garfield.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

A childhood favourite and a classic!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

This movie stunk. Bll Murray may sound like how I would imagine him, but I never imagined such a horrible movie.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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