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Clifford's Really Big Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 22, 2004
The limited animation style looks static on the big screen and the movie is too long for its age group even at 75 minutes. (It was too long for my age group, too.)
| Original Score: C
James Plath
Reel.com
August 25, 2004
So, how big is Clifford's Really Big Movie? Maybe too big for a toddler's britches.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 19, 2004
How exactly does one lose a dog as red as a plum tomato and as big as an airplane hangar? This big-screen version of the animated PBS series offers a pallid, yet reasonably painless, reply.
| Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 19, 2004
This feature, spun off from the PBS series, will provide preschoolers with comfort and amusement, though not rapture or enchantment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 20, 2004
Little more than a supersized version of the popular PBS animated series that's stopping briefly in theaters en route to its natural habitat -- video.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 20, 2004
Plays like a two-part episode of Clifford's really small TV show.
Karen Karbo
Oregonian
April 26, 2004
The animation has cheap-and-fast written all over it. It's so chintzy, the characters look as if they've come straight from a box of Colorforms.
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
April 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 28, 2004
Clifford's Really Big Movie is easily consumed and disposed of entertainment for the small fry...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe
April 23, 2004
It's not dreadful, just dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 19, 2004
The movie is tamer than tame in every respect, which makes it great for little kids, if not for the grownups who bring them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ethan Alter
TV Guide
February 19, 2004
There's nothing here for adults and older kids to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 26, 2004
Belies its name with its formulaic storytelling and lackluster animation.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
April 17, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 19, 2004
A really big yawn...No one whose age is into double digits will find much to enjoy in this gentle, innocuous and very dull feature.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Charming and harmless. Nap while your kid enjoys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 19, 2004
Retains the gentle, low-key appeal of his books and TV series.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 23, 2004
| Original Score: B
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
April 22, 2004
Unlike television cartoons that sell their souls to make the leap to the big screen, this animated G-rated film is faithful to Norman Bridwell's beloved book series about the big red dog.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 30, 2004
Some children might find Clifford's tale on the tame side, but at least as many parents will be happily surprised by the warm and cuddly tone.
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