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Doogal Reviews

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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2006
The laziest, most disheartening kind of animated children's film.
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
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-
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
February 27, 2006
In Doogal, setting the world right again involves a badly paced quest for three diamonds, assorted jokes that don't land, and a daringly incoherent climactic confrontation.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2006
Doogal is an exceeding lame animated feature about a bunch of kids trapped on a magical carousel -- but it's adults forced to sit through this slow-moving, G-rated Lord of the Rings knockoff who will be begging for mercy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 27, 2006
A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2006
The story, dialogue and animation here really are for-kids-only.
February 27, 2006
Eighty-five minutes you'll never get back.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 27, 2006
If we keep saying, 'Yeah, it's lousy, but there's so much worse stuff out there,' and we keep sighing, rolling our eyes, and going anyway, we'll keep getting slapdash, manipulative product like this. Kids deserve better. So do dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 24, 2006
Something tells me that the original dialogue, replaced here by references to M.C. Hammer and The Shining, would have added a little to the movie's limited charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 24, 2006
The key frame animation, based on three-dimensional models, is rudimentary, with none of the characters proving visually arresting.
February 24, 2006
In attempting to turn a tiny Anglo-Franco amusement into a full-blown Yankee extravaganza, The Weinstein Co. has managed to choke every last bit of charm out of the characters and their setting, no mean feat for a show this enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4