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Scooby-Doo Reviews

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Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 19, 2002
As good as Rob Lowe's was, Matthew Lillard is Shaggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2002
I feel no sympathy with any of the characters, I am unable to judge whether the live action movie is a better idea than the all-cartoon TV approach, I am unable to generate the slightest interest in the plot, and I laughed not a single time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 14, 2002
Somewhere between a live action cartoon that is much too scary for most children and a Saturday Night Live sketch that goes on too long for most teens.
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 14, 2002
You'll trudge out of the theater feeling as though you rode the Zipper after eating a corn dog and an extra-large cotton candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Unless you're an AOL Time Warner board member, there's nothing to like about this insipid live-action version of the 1970s cartoon series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
June 25, 2002
When a film is created SOLELY because it's a marketable product, soulless and ugly movies like this are the result. Let your silly childhood nostalgia slumber unmolested.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 13, 2002
Scooby-Doo is dumb, but what did you expect? The original show is dumb, too.
| Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
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+
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
June 13, 2002
The cast almost makes this a decent film...they would've gotten away with it if it weren't for that meddling director.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
June 24, 2002
Sometimes, fond memories should stay in the past: a lesson this film teaches all too well.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kit Bowen
June 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 10, 2002
The best to be said is that it's less inept than the original series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 14, 2002
Not that the TV show was so riveting, but most of the half-hour plots were more compelling than this lackluster warmover.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
"Scooby Doo" really didn't need a big screen adaptation, and this terribly unfunny, weird live action variation proves it.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 14, 2002
It's all pretty hectic, loud and empty, and yet, despite its Day-Glo coloring and sense of forced fun, Scooby-Doo leaves you with a nagging case of the blues.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
June 12, 2002
it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, but that's still not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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