Beethoven Reviews

November 21, 2011
A family comedy about a wacky & destructive St. Bernard that is totally without any merit whatsoever.
September 7, 2011
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.
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
February 4, 2003
July 30, 2002
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.
January 1, 2000
[Grodin's] acting is so detached and lifeless that it is close to an out of body experience.
January 1, 2000
If I were under the age of 14 and had not already seen all of those earlier animal movies, I might well have enjoyed Beethoven more. It's the kind of clever, innocuous family entertainment that's always in short supply.
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).
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.
April 3, 1992