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The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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Polly M. Robertus
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A lovable mutt of a classic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
May 12, 2008
It not only marked the return of Fred MacMurray to comedy -- in which he got his start in the 1930s--but it also convinced the Disney folks that the combination of situation comedy and fantasy was an idea worth pursuing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 12, 2008
There are a good many laughs on this simple premise and the script's exploitation of them.
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
This one lives up to the Disney charm, outshining the original, and not a single parent is killed in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 11, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is classic Disney. It's a bit lost on the kids of today - especially the younger ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog may have been made strictly for kids, but it is still cute enough for adults to get a kick out of.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 24, 2005
Silly but solid Disney live-action take on werewolf transformations!
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 24, 2003
A lost classic from a simpler time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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TIME Magazine
March 9, 2009
Unhappily, Producer Walt Disney tells his shaggy-dog story so doggedly that he soon runs it into the pound.
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Brisk but unrewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 10, 2004
This 1959 film was Disney's first live-action comedy; it isn't good, but it's certainly mythic.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 25, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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