Beethoven - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Beethoven Reviews

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M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A sloppy but lovable pooch of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
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.
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Time Out
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
Clint Morris
September 19, 2002
You'll laugh, You'll cry, You'll Howl?
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A waggish tale of canine chicanery, an uproarious if impawsible symphony of drool, doggy fidelity and chewed shoes.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D

TV Guide
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 24, 2005
I love dogs, but still had trouble getting through this.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Overbearing (actually overdogging) family comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 16, 2004
Anti-working mom bias gives a sour feeling to an otherwise innocuous dog movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 23, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
June 2, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 4, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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