• PG, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Frankel
    In Theaters:
    Dec 25, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 31, 2009
  • 20th Century Fox


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Marley & Me Reviews

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Ali Gray

Save some time; stay at home and think of your dead pets instead.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

It's shaggy and scattered, but give Marley a biscuit for its realistic depiction of how powerful can be the bond between dogs and their "people."

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 28, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you like the Lassie films, or even Beethoven and Old Yeller, you'll probably find this one easy to like.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

January 12, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Although billed as a romantic comedy, this film is neither: it's a drama spanning about two decades in a marriage

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 7, 2010
William Goss

I'm fairly sure that the book and the film shared a common goal -- to make its audience sit, stay, laugh, cry, then move on -- and at those modest aspirations, the movie succeeds.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It left me crying like a five year old...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

July 5, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Even dog skeptics might be surprised how deftly Marley & Me adapts newspaper columnist John Grogan's book...into the equivalent of a kid's movie for adults. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 26, 2009
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Sometimes, and especially on a crummy afternoon in the middle of March, it's nice to be able to switch off and settle down to enjoying the sight of middle-class families eating well and playing together in sprawling, bucolic gardens.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the strength of the finale effectively elevates everything that preceded it...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 17, 2009
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Marley & Me is a film of moments and many of them are cute. For anyone who has ever had a dog or a close pet, there's bound to be some connection.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

April 10, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

The conclusion transforms at least this part of the film from sappy romance to beautifully authentic meditation on life, death and a family's love for its long-time loyal dog.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 69/100

April 8, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

soy deihnoyn ypodeigmatika kai perissotero ap' tis proigoymenes apopeires toy, pos mporei kaneis na royfiksei entelos ti freskada, tin energeia kai tin idia ti zoi, apo ena biblio poy kseheilizei apo dayta

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 22, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Directed with admirable sensitivity and spot-on populist instincts...

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

March 20, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is a very positive film, so it won't appeal to cynics, but it should appeal to just about everyone else.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 15, 2009
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

The idea that this screen dog is so cute and lovable that everything ripped, chewed, swallowed or destroyed can merely be replaced and ignored is more out of a Stephen King reality than the world as we know it.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2/5

March 15, 2009
Peter Bradshaw

In the cinema, all of us tough, cynical critics had tears welling in our eyes, swallowing hard; our lips, so often curled in a cheap sneer, were now trembling, because of the same desperately sad thought: "Owen Wilson used to be really good..."

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

March 13, 2009
James Christopher
Times [UK]

There is something wildly odd about a film that measures human happiness with the whims of a dog.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

March 13, 2009

There's much more to this than just the cute dog.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 13, 2009
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist's facility for wearing down your resistance.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

March 13, 2009
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

My Dog Skip for people in mid-life crises, it's too talky and trouble-laden for tykes but will doubtless prove as critic-proof to dog-lovers and the stars' fans as it did in the US.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

March 13, 2009
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