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Beethoven Reviews

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November 21, 2011
A family comedy about a wacky & destructive St. Bernard that is totally without any merit whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 2, 2011
A sloppy but lovable pooch of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2009
A safely banal concoction in the tradition of the bland live-action Disney features cranked out during the Magic Kingdom's dispirited years after Walt's death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2009
Rallies at the end to prevent chaperoning adults from feeling their time was completely wasted.
May 16, 2006
Kids will 'ooh' and 'aah' over the shaggy, doe-eyed doggy as it demolishes the family home, but grown-ups should stay on the sofa and enjoy the acerbic asides which distinguish this offering from the glut of cute mongrel movies.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Elevated from the doldrums of Digby-esque sentimentality by a surprisingly bouncy script, the film is also redeemed by regular interludes of acerbic dialogue and a brace of fine supporting performances.
March 24, 2005
I love dogs, but still had trouble getting through this.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2004
Overbearing (actually overdogging) family comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2004
Anti-working mom bias gives a sour feeling to an otherwise innocuous dog movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
Beethoven is no classic, but it's a sunny, energetic children's film with a good notion of what young audiences like.
September 19, 2002
You'll laugh, You'll cry, You'll Howl?
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Family gets dog. Dog is large. Insert laugh track here. Still, it's a whole lot better than the wretched (and endless) series of sequels.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of clever, innocuous family entertainment that's always in short supply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A waggish tale of canine chicanery, an uproarious if impawsible symphony of drool, doggy fidelity and chewed shoes.
January 1, 2000
[Grodin's] acting is so detached and lifeless that it is close to an out of body experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Unless you are taking a child, there is absolutely no reason you should put yourself through this almost perfectly mindless exercise in canine celebration (exception: if your favorite comic strip is Marmaduke, this may be the movie for you).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The first half of the film is amusing, but when it turns to a distasteful subplot that has an evil veterinarian/scientist stealing pets for nasty experiments, it goes sour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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