Paulie Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film is aimed at children, I suppose, although I don't think they'll like Paulie all that much. I didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
May 12, 2008
Paulie has moments of minor charm but lacks the magic to fully capture the imaginations of either children or adults.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A convenient, unprepossessing time-waster for Saturday afternoon kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Simply lacks the wit, panache, surprises and irresistible characters that delight kids of all ages.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Paulie has elements of a good weepy, but overall it never quite gels beyond being a passable novelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
My head still throbs from being hit repeatedly with blunt life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
There is a bland quality to the storytelling with little of the drama, comedy or sentiment really taking off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
April 17, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
March 1, 2013
Talking bird on a coming-of-age journey with some peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
Family viewing that soars
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 2, 2002
Paulie isn't a complicated film, but it is heartfelt. And for a change, parents in the theater won't feel embarrassed by the things their children are laughing at.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Pretend you're renting it for a kid and go get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Celebrates the deep ties of love and loyalty between human beings and animals.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Its star is a very appealing little guy. Parents will be mildly amused, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jon Popick
January 7, 2009

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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