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Garfield - The Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Cat-astrophic for adults, but kids will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An innocent way to kill some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The comic-strip cat comes to the big screen thanks to some pretty nifty computer animation and -- in a really inspired move -- the voice of Bill Murray
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
People who love cats will see their own felines in Garfield. Parents who love neither Garfield nor cats will have a good time nonetheless.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Lowry
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It has good laughs, decent writing and is 100% loyal to both the comic and the cartoon, which will leave the diehard fans begging for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
August 7, 2004
Better than it has any right to be, thanks to impressive CGI work, some good gags and a note-perfect purrformance by Bill Murray.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 16, 2004
I recommend it as a family film that kids will enjoy and adults will find unexpectedly pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
June 13, 2004
A delightful feline festival.
| Original Score: B+
Rob Blackwelder
June 11, 2004
The comic strip hasn't been funny in years, but Bill Murray rescues the movie from the same fate (with) his purringly petulant voice performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 11, 2004
Garfield: The Movie is irresistible even though it isn't very good. It gets by on goodwill alone.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 11, 2004
A modest family film that'll be catnip for kids. Still, there's just enough Garfield 'tude (and Murray wit) to keep adults from scratching the furniture.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 11, 2004
Perfectly watchable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 11, 2004
An amusing film that won't disappoint fans of the long-running comic strip.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 11, 2004
I don't know who had the idea that Bill Murray would be the right actor to do Garfield's voice, but the casting is inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nicolas Lacroix
June 11, 2004
Il ne faut pas y chercher du grand cinéma mais rien de plus qu'un divertissement honnête aussitôt oublié.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
June 10, 2004
What looked like a cheap, quick knockoff of a classic comic strip and cartoon actually captures the tone just right.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 10, 2004
Garfield: The Movie has the same slapstick/sophisticate tone as its print counterpart.
| Original Score: B
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 10, 2004
It's all about Murray, who plays Garfield like he's that old lounge singer from Saturday Night Live
Willie Waffle
June 10, 2004
With his acerbic wit, masterful way of using vocal intonations and attitude, Murray shows why he is the only person who can make Garfield come to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 9, 2004
...[the movie] doesn't completely suck ... thanks primarily to Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen's script and Bill Murray's voice work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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