Herbie: Fully Loaded Reviews

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January 7, 2006
July 26, 2005
... a winning combo that could herald a new lease of life for this surprisingly resilient franchise ...
July 5, 2005
The movie is savvy enough to toy with these conventions and wacky enough to take a few risks, and it adds up to a fair enough matinee diversion, much like its predecessor.
June 28, 2005
Its vibrating crowd scenes and splashy visuals will please the seven-to-12 set.
June 27, 2005
I guess that wacky little car might amuse small children, but the special effects are surprisingly weak, the story is beyond clichéd and the attempt to wedge the hot NASCAR scene into the movie is just clumsy.
June 25, 2005
It's a gateway to advanced consumerism, with entertainment as a secondary concern.
June 25, 2005
Yet, with all the frowning and moping and general droopiness going on, you'd think Lohan and company were performing War and Peace, not a lighthearted Disney racing comedy.
June 24, 2005
Fully Loaded adds up to little more than a cynical marriage of marketable commodities -- Lohan, NASCAR and the durably profitable Bug himself.
June 24, 2005
As serviceable an introduction as any to the notion of a sentient set of wheels.
June 24, 2005
This Herbie is loaded all right. Unfortunately, it's with spare parts from dozens of other equally mediocre underdog sports films.
June 24, 2005
I personally did not hoot or chortle or chuckle or holler or wonder, not once.
June 22, 2005
It's nice to see that Disney remembers its past, even if four decades of social change and global issues seem to have made no impact on it whatsoever.
June 22, 2005
Herbie feels modern in all the right places, with a young heroine whose presence on the track is never questioned or undermined.
June 22, 2005
Lohan is practically a victim in her own car, helplessly trying to regain control of her possessed vehicle. It's like an update of Stephen King's Christine for kids.
June 22, 2005
Herbie: Fully Loaded is that modern rarity, a genial, sweet-natured family film, G-rated and proud of it, an old-fashioned Disney movie to the core.
June 22, 2005
Herbie is a G -- for good, if not grand.
June 22, 2005
This remake is about half of a very likable film. But in movies (as in auto races) it isn't how you start, it's how you finish. And Herbie should have kept something in the tank for the late going.
June 22, 2005
This isn't a movie for the ages, but it is a movie for young ages, the kind of film you can unashamedly take your kids to and know they're learning the magic of film.
June 22, 2005
Herbie is the kind of funny, frenetic family movie that really does offer something for everyone.
June 22, 2005
The comedy is pleasant for a while, and it's a totally harmless movie for kids, but it runs mostly on a high-octane mix of slapstick comedy and special effects -- with little for discriminating moviegoers to enjoy.
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