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The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
A surprisingly touching family comedy with real emotion.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
A good-natured, sometimes silly family fun that will play especially well with the under-13 set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 19, 2006
...better than one might've expected, primarily due to the enthusiasm with which Allen tackles his role...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 28, 2006
At least Fred MacMurray had the good sense to let the co-star playing his son turn into a dog. But this is a Tim Allen picture, so he does the honors himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
The film just translates the basic idea for a new generation under the ill-conceived notion that it was necessary.
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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Five writers (Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel and Michael Begler) threw everything they could think of against the wall, hoping some of it would stick, but nothing did.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rubin Safaya
May 4, 2006
It's an underestimation of the intelligence of your average eight year old to believe his or her rapt attention can be held for long by a film like this.
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
March 31, 2006
Man becomes mutt in this inoffensive, uneven comedy that fails to make the most of its comic potential or familiar cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 30, 2006
Bizarre, incomprehensible and utterly unnecessary, "The Shaggy Dog" comes bounding onto the screen with a loud soundtrack, a cute pooch, vivid colors and dozens of product placements.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Matthew Turner
March 30, 2006
The plot may sound stupid, but it's tightly written and it pushes all the right emotional buttons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
March 28, 2006
A flea-bitten farrago which bears only a fleeting resemblance to the 1959 film that inspired it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jessica Letkemann
Premiere Magazine
March 28, 2006
The Shaggy Dog feels like little more than a stale rehash with a promising cast whose talents haven't been tapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kit Bowen
March 27, 2006
The Shaggy Dog, another tired retread from Disney, is so aggressively unfunny it should just roll over and play dead. Come on, guys, do something original for once.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 18, 2006
There are precious few surprises here, but parents will find director Robbins' breezy remake a painless affair and, judging by the yowls of laughter from the peanut gallery at the screening I attended, the kids will be barking all the way home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 17, 2006
Just when Allen is on a ferociously funny roll, director Brian Robbins is forced to collar and replace him with a collie doing a lame impersonation of a human.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 17, 2006
Coal, the Bearded Collie playing Shaggy, upstages everyone in this amusing update of a Disney classic.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
March 16, 2006
You'll be sorry if you bring your kids.
Full Review| Original Score: D
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 16, 2006
Allen is given far too many opportunities to grotesquely ham it up -- for his next film, how about a nice, quiet role as a corpse?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 16, 2006
We've seen it a million times.
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