Beethoven Reviews

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April 9, 2018
Every moment fits neatly together in an almost machined way. But the time lopes by and a few of the sequences prove oddly delightful.
November 21, 2011
A family comedy about a wacky & destructive St. Bernard that is totally without any merit whatsoever.
September 7, 2011
January 2, 2011
A sloppy but lovable pooch of a movie.
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.
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.
November 25, 2005
August 6, 2005
March 24, 2005
I love dogs, but still had trouble getting through this.
October 25, 2004
Overbearing (actually overdogging) family comedy.
October 8, 2004
September 16, 2004
Anti-working mom bias gives a sour feeling to an otherwise innocuous dog movie.
June 23, 2003
June 2, 2003
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.
February 4, 2003
September 19, 2002
You'll laugh, You'll cry, You'll Howl?
July 30, 2002
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