Doogal - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Doogal Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Young audiences should be spared its obnoxious droning presence.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Too often those behind the slick 3-D animation spectacles aimed at children imbue them with too much adult humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
June 4, 2008
The slapdash dialogue and smug vocal talent detract from the visual appeal of the most energetic sequences (like a raucous train chase) and what's left of Danot's designs.
| Original Score: 2/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
A delight for very young children and any parent who'll get the Attorney General joke of "Geneva Convention? I don't care if it's a Star Trek convention!"
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 25, 2006
A jumble of bad movie cliches strung together into an overly simplistic tale of a pooch who gets in trouble over candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
For U.S. audiences the voices have been dubbed by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Chevy Chase and Jimmy Fallon, who add nothing; in fact, the movie drags them down with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 5, 2006
I can only assume that half the movie got lost in translation, and that's how we ended up with the bald mess we have today.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 14, 2006
The characters (a snail, a cow, a rock-n-roll rabbit, a train, a wooden soldier) and voice actors (Whoopi Goldberg, Judi Dench, Chevy Chase) seem chosen at random...
| Original Score: 0/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 13, 2006
The laziest, most disheartening kind of animated children's film.
Pam Grady
Reel.com
March 11, 2006
Doogal is definitely a dog.
| Original Score: 1/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2006
A wretched experience from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 4, 2006
Unoriginal and only sometimes cute, DOOGAL is mostly harmless, but dull.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 1, 2006
This isn't dumbing-down. This is a full-scale lobotomy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
March 1, 2006
Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 28, 2006
Hungering for more references to the 'Wassup' commercials, Dr. Phil, 'Bling Bling,' The Lord Of The Rings, MC Hammer, or The Matrix? Don't worry, Doogal contains nods to all of these.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 28, 2006
Doogal tries to be part of the hip CGI-animated club, with all the pop-culture references and feel-good messages. But unfortunately, it fails on all levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 27, 2006
It's a movie that scrounges so desperately for laughs, it features both a flatulent moose and a flatulent train.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 27, 2006
It's easily the worst kid's movie since Spy Kids 3-D, a confusing blur of a magical quest based on an ancient British stop-motion animation TV show.
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 27, 2006
Doogal has a few moments of wit, but they're largely lost thanks to inconsistent direction and an uncertainty about who or what the movie is for.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 27, 2006
The titular canine hero has all the appeal of a talking bathmat. The animation is ugly, and the American re-write -- which, in typical Hollywood fashion, confuses topicality with humor, as if simply namedropping is enough -- adds nothing.
| Original Score: 0/4
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