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Marmaduke (2010)



Critic Consensus: Dull and unfunny, Marmaduke offers family filmgoers little more than another round of talking animals and scatological humor.

Movie Info

When advertising exec Phil Winslow (Lee Pace) gets an offer to head the account for a California-based dog-food company, he uproots his wife (($Judy Greer}), three kids, and their beloved Great Dane, Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson), from Kansas to the Sunshine State. Once there, the big canine befriends a group of mutts at the local dog park, but after a surfing competition brings Marmaduke celebrity, he turns his back on his new pals. Eventually, a disaster helps the oversized hound and Phil learn about the importance of family and friendship. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for some rude humor and language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Vince DiMeglio, Tim Rasmussen, Vince Di Meglio
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 31, 2010
Box Office: $33.6M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Owen Wilson
as Marmaduke
as Jezebel
Marlon Wayans
as Lightning
Sam Elliott
as Chupadogra
Lee Pace
as Phil Winslow
Judy Greer
as Debbie Winslow
Caroline Sunshine
as Barbara Winslow
Finley Jacobsen
as Brian Winslow
Mandy Haines
as Sarah Winslow
Milana Haines
as Sarah Winslow
David Walliams
as Anton Harrison
William H. Macy
as Don Twombly
Frank Topol
as Buff Owner
Graylen Cameron
as Giant Teenage Boy
Alex Rockhill
as Dog Catcher
Alex Rockwell
as Dog Catcher
Cameron Cowles
as Skater Boy #1
John Daily
as Skater Boy #2
Tyler Abiew
as Skater Boy #3
Heather Doerksen
as Female Executive
Ashley Liu
as Male Executive
Madison Desjarlais
as Brunette Girl
Erin Kerr
as Redhead Girl
Nicole Muñoz
as 3rd OC Girl
Jason Bryden
as Man on Bench
Raugi Yu
as Drama Trainer
Izaak Smith
as Basketball Captain
Keith Dallas
as Emergency Road Worke...
P.J. Prinsloo
as Lead Fireman
Peter-John Prinsloo
as Lead Fireman
Colin Decker
as Fireman
Garvin Cross
as Fireman
Graham Macdonald
as Orange County Police...
David Stanfield
as Announcer
Randall Montgomery
as Sweater Dog
Hope Levy
as Afghan #1
Anjelah Johnson
as Afghan #2
Devon Werkheiser
as Drama Dog #1/Shroom ...
Chris Colfer
as Drama Dog #2
David Z. Pierce
as Shroom Dog #1/Beach ...
Hudson Thames
as Delinquent Dog
Francisco Ramos
as Purse Dog #1
Bernardo De Paula
as Purse Dog #2
David Z. Price
as Shroom Dog #1
Todd Glass
as Doberman/Shasta
Ryan Devlin
as Beach Dog #2
Jeff Garcia
as Beach Dog #3
King Kedar
as Surfing Award Dog/Be...
Liza Lapira
as Party Dog #1
Jack McGee
as Dalmatian
Keith Blackman Dalla...
as Emergency Road Worke...
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Critic Reviews for Marmaduke

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (24)

a gross mis-use of CGI animals

Full Review… | January 19, 2014
7M Pictures

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review… | September 11, 2010
Movies for the Masses

Marmaduke sinks to Beverly Hills Chihuahua levels of awfulness and only reaffirms that talking animals aren't funny -- they're boring.

Full Review… | September 7, 2010

Spectacularly sentimental, full of ridiculous computer-animated action, and makes sure its animals are a good deal less pallid than the humans on view.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
This is London

There is only so much fun you can have with a talking dog and Marmaduke quickly exhausts the possibilities.

Full Review… | August 23, 2010
Daily Express

Better than Cats & Dogs, but praise hardly comes much lower.

Full Review… | August 21, 2010
Daily Telegraph

Audience Reviews for Marmaduke

The comic strip character of Marmaduke wasn't exactly calling for a motion picture. But give a film a recognisable name and you can sell anything. Marmaduke follows the adventures of a dog and his family as they move from Kansas to California. The dog is a little prick. He purposefully causes problems, such as ruining the house, hurting people, and making a mess. He enjoys acting this way. He breaks the fourth wall and talks to us but we don't care. I don't want to hear from him. He sucks. Early on Marmaduke farts and says he is juvenile. That's the film in a nutshell. It's filled with a voice cast hoping they wont be recognised and that you'll leave before the end credits. Obviously Wilson and Sutherland are unmistakeable, but I think the rest should be named and shamed. Steve Coogan, Emma Stone, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Hand your heads. As Marmaduke and co go on a series of adventures, in one of which Marmaduke turns into a raging racist and starts hating on half-breeds. Unfortunately he doesn't go the way of Voldemort. Meanwhile the humans are involved in a very dull plot involving marketing for an organic pet food company. Pace plays the kind of father who is constantly beaten down. His family would rather he risk his job and look for their dog instead of going to an important meeting. The comedy is atrocious. I keep hearing the argument that this is for kids. Then why does it reference dozens of adult films? Almost Famous, Midnight Cowboy, The Elephant Man. These are just a few stolen lines that make no damn sense at all. There's also two drug references. This is really scraping the bottom of the barrel, with outdated and simplified lessons on life, and a sudden climax involving a road collapsing. It was horrible.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer


Lets be basic, terrible.

Scott Green

Super Reviewer


about as good as a movie about talking dogs can be:-)

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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