• PG, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Directed By:    Tom Dey
  • In Theaters:    Jun 4, 2010 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 31, 2010
  • 20th Century Fox

Marmaduke Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 19, 2014

a gross mis-use of CGI animals

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 11, 2010

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
September 7, 2010

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 26, 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 | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Express
August 23, 2010

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

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 21, 2010

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
August 20, 2010

Fans of the single-panel cartoon that has run in newspapers since the 1950s will find plenty to disappoint them in this live-action adaptation.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
August 20, 2010

The incoherent, moralising script demeans a number of actors, including William H. Macy, Judy Greer and David Walliams, reduced by a kindly editor to an ineffective cameo.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Limara Salt
Little White Lies
August 20, 2010

Dogs may be for life but the memory of this film will last about 20 seconds.

| Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
August 20, 2010

Oh dear.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
August 19, 2010

Mirthless family romp that hits all the lowest comedy dominators.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sophie Ivan
Film4
August 19, 2010

Once upon a time, there was a promising young acting talent who went by the name of Owen Wilson.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
August 19, 2010

Generally has its heart in the right place, there's some good slapstick and you have to admire the patience of filmmakers who are prepared to work with this many animals on one set.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
August 19, 2010

Although comfortably under 90 minutes, Marmaduke is an epic chore to sit through.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 19, 2010

With his eyes goggling and his gob smudging all over the place, he looks like a haunted painting.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
August 19, 2010

Never veers from The Hollywood Guide To Mid-Budget Family Fare.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 19, 2010

While not quite as bad as it could have been, this is very much Hollywood-schmaltz-by-numbers.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
August 18, 2010

You could do worse with young kids, and they'll romp along with Marmaduke's throwaway adventures, it's just there's much better stuff out there that will entertain viewers above the age of 10 too.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alistair Harkness
Scotsman
August 16, 2010

It's as if Pixar never happened.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 13, 2010

The novelty quickly fades since -- you guessed it -- the story's just not there.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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