Garfield - The Movie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Garfield - The Movie Reviews

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June 8, 2004
"Garfield's" problems start with its very concept. This film should never have been made, and those involved with its production likely know it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 14, 2004
This family-friendly film is not unlike Garfield himself -- cute and charming at times, but more often lazy and self-serving.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2004
A motion picture so ungainly and awful that only an under-8 child could appreciate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 10, 2004
Under Peter Hewitt's phoned-in direction, Garfield chugs along like the slow train to Chattanooga.
June 10, 2004
As someone once said about the "Nancy" comic strip, it is easier to read it than not to read it. If only that were true of this movie, which requires real effort to endure.
Read More | Original Score: C-
June 10, 2004
Those who get bored by the movie (i.e. everybody), can pass the time by counting the many product placements.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 11, 2004
You recall an image of the fat cat on the Trapper Keeper, staring bleakly up at the sky with the subtitled thought bubble, Why me?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2004
It's not much of a story, and director Peter Hewitt seems content to flesh it out with bland staging and characterizations.
June 10, 2004
Comic strip adaptation is flabby, lazy and blase -- just like its subject (although probably not on purpose).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 12, 2004
A soulless and empty movie based on a three-panel comic strip boasting the wit and complexity of a wooden spoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 14, 2004
... a film without energy and without spirit.
June 10, 2004
This Garfield doesn't even look like the Garfield we know, love and used to have smashed on our car windows with suction cups.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 11, 2004
All you need to know about this movie is that 'I hate Mondays,' Garfield's memorable comic strip punch line, is way funnier when Puss-in-Boots utters it in Shrek 2.
June 11, 2004
As a movie star, Garfield is a cat declawed and robbed of his essential, inscrutable charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 14, 2005
... this is an embarassing family film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 10, 2004
I get bored reading a 'Garfield' strip, and it only takes 10 seconds. Imagine the effect of watching a movie that is just as dull, but 480 times as long.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
June 10, 2004
Pleasant, mushy, and utterly, utterly soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 11, 2004
Soulless excuse for an entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
June 21, 2004
If you're a fan of Garfield, then I suggest you stay away from the fat cat's big screen debut.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 10, 2004
Better just to keep this fat cat suctioned to the car window.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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