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 … More

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


as Marmaduke

as Jezebel

as Lightning

as Chupadogra

as Phil Winslow

as Debbie Winslow

as Barbara Winslow

as Brian Winslow

as Sarah Winslow

as Sarah Winslow

as Anton Harrison

as Don Twombly

as Buff Owner

as Giant Teenage Boy

as Dog Catcher

as Dog Catcher

as Skater Boy #1

as Skater Boy #2

as Skater Boy #3

as Female Executive

as Male Executive

as Brunette Girl

as Redhead Girl

as 3rd OC Girl

as Man on Bench

as Drama Trainer

as Basketball Captain

as Emergency Road Worke...

as Lead Fireman

as Lead Fireman

as Fireman

as Fireman

as Orange County Police...

as Announcer

as Sweater Dog

as Afghan #1

as Afghan #2

as Drama Dog #1/Shroom ...

as Drama Dog #2

as Shroom Dog #1/Beach ...

as Delinquent Dog

as Purse Dog #1

as Purse Dog #2

as Shroom Dog #1

as Doberman/Shasta

as Beach Dog #2

as Beach Dog #3

as Surfing Award Dog/Be...

as Party Dog #1

as Dalmatian

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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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