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Inspector Gadget Reviews

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Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Not nearly as good as the TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...a kind of relentless "wacky" slapstick movie that plays like Robocop (a film that shares its basic plot) married to Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
Read More | Original Score: B-
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The appeal of this movie is in the gadgets; the script again takes a back seat to special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 17, 2002
Maybe the Saturday morning set will love it, but adults can expect a go go Gadget migraine.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Watching Inspector Gadget is like watching a human Swiss Army knife for nearly an hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Disney has struck once again, taking a passably entertaining cartoon and turning it into a motion picture so lifeless that it's almost unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Rupert Everett was on a winning streak until this movie came along.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
There's nothing like watching actors fighting their way out of a movie they know is crap.
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Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A mere sketch of a film!
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Mercifully for adults, the entire thing is only 77 minutes long!

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Broderick is likeable as the gizmo-laden cartoon hero, but the plot could have used a tune-up.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Inspector Gadget demonstrates how a movie with little more on its mind than tickling the eyeballs of 7-year-olds can feature spiffy, jack-in-the-box special effects and still end up a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Exceptionally pleasant, and there's just enough humor to make it enjoyable for adults.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The one-joke movie consists of having Inspector Gadget, a kid's version of RoboCop, demonstrating all of his hardware.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Painfully unfunny!
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Uninspired!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Anyone over ten would be better off watching re-runs of The Cleo Awards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Although it's quick, mischievous and full of visual trickery, there's not much magic in Inspector Gadget.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Broderick is such an engaging actor that it's depressing to see him here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Gruesomely unfunny!
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