Scooby-Doo Reviews

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July 20, 2002
Scooby-Doo knows when to take itself seriously and when to laugh at itself -- even if its audience isn't laughing along at every gag.
July 2, 2002
The film's effects just don't do the concept justice.
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.
June 18, 2002
As this movie knows what it is, Scooby-Doo's a relatively painless 85 minutes.
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.
June 18, 2002
The movie drags, and the occasional bursts of mirth and self-referential humor can't save it from bogging down.
June 14, 2002
It's like an amalgam of Ghostbusters, Alien and the Pokemon movies -- minus all the good parts.
June 14, 2002
Although Scooby-Doo falls far short of becoming the Blazing Saddles of Generations X, Y and Z, it is hard to resist in its moronic charms.
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.
June 14, 2002
Lillard gives the flick its manic energy, and the rest of the gang holds its own.
June 14, 2002
Throws scraps to different audience constituencies and ends up with a muddle.
June 14, 2002
Do you really want to spend money watching what is essentially marginality, or would those dollars be better used to see a better film or even buy a good book?
June 14, 2002
Any thinking, reasoning human being with an appreciation for cinema would reject it as the vilest trash. Needless to say, it cracked me up the whole way.
June 14, 2002
Get out your pooper-scoopers.
June 14, 2002
By embracing the original series' tacky elements and inserting just enough self-mockery to avoid smugness, the movie manages to fulfill basic expectations.
June 14, 2002
The obnoxious special effects, the obligatory outbursts of flatulence and the incessant, so-five-minutes-ago pop music on the soundtrack overwhelm what is left of the scruffy, dopey old Hanna-Barbera charm.
June 14, 2002
This excruciating adaptation of the innocuous '70s cartoon show makes the film version of Josie and the Pussycats look sophisticated by comparison.
June 14, 2002
Entertainment more disposable than Hanna-Barbera's half-hour cartoons ever were.
June 14, 2002
A frenetic, cluttered $100-million worth of haphazard plotting, fart jokes, computer-generated monsters and visual chaos.
June 14, 2002
It may ... work as a jaunt down memory lane for teens and young adults who grew up on televised Scooby-Doo shows or reruns.
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