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Scooby-Doo Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 19, 2002
The acting is stiff, the story lacks all trace of wit, the sets look like they were borrowed from Gilligan's Island -- and the CGI Scooby might well be the worst special-effects creation of the year.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 18, 2002
As this movie knows what it is, Scooby-Doo's a relatively painless 85 minutes.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 18, 2002
Logic and intellect be damned! I recommended the original Flintstones movie as well as Josie and the Pussycats. I can recommend this one too!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 18, 2002
Only for young children, if them. Their parents would do well to cram earplugs in their ears and put pillowcases over their heads for 87 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 18, 2002
It's 90-plus minutes in a live-action Hanna-Barbera hell. It's directed by the man who gave us Home Alone 3. It stars Freddie Prinze Jr. with a blonde dye-job. I'm not at all sure that anyone needs to know any more about it than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
June 18, 2002
Much funnier than it has any right to be, and filled with just enough inside jokes to please longtime fans of the cartoon franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 18, 2002
The movie drags, and the occasional bursts of mirth and self-referential humor can't save it from bogging down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
June 17, 2002
The endless miscalculations on the filmmakers' parts have turned Scooby-Doo into even more of a disaster than anyone could have imagined.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
June 16, 2002
... represents the very essence of taking a studio-owned property and sucking out its soul ...at the expense of everyone that once cherished it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
June 16, 2002
The most horrific movie experience I've had since "Can't Stop The Music." It may as well be called "Jar-Jar Binks: The Movie." It's that painful.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
June 16, 2002
Ruh-roh. Would I see this again for a Scooby snack? Like, uh, I don't think so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
June 16, 2002
A feature-length in joke that has marvelous fun with the decades of homoerotic and reefer-smoking subtexts assigned to it by people with entirely too much time on their hands.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
June 16, 2002
The source material here is flimsy to begin with, and neither Gunn nor Gosnell seems to know how to flesh it out.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
June 16, 2002
Like many television shows turned feature films, Scooby-Doo was a concept best left to the small screen.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 15, 2002
Let's hope that the studio pays more attention to quality and creative freedom, and less time worrying about dollar signs, before the sequel goes into production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
June 15, 2002
It's for the kids, to be sure, but I think they deserve something more than recycled, entirely-for-commercial-purposes entertainment in a poorly wrapped package.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 15, 2002
Give it up to the wardrobe folks, who did a fine job of making the lovely ladies in this film look like high-class hookers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com
June 15, 2002
As clever, mysterious, and inventive as an episode of the popular cartoon series, a high compliment indeed.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 14, 2002
Lillard and Cardellini earn their Scooby Snacks, but not anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
June 14, 2002
This big screen caper has a good bark, far from being a bow-wow.
| Original Score: B-
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