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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.
Full Review | 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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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The movie feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations.
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Lacks originality and charisma!
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Leydon
January 1, 2000
Inspector Gadget is a joyless and charmless disaster!
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
This is the worst live-action Disney feature since 1997's That Darn Cat remake!
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The best thing about Inspector Gadget is that it's only 75 minutes long.
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Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
If 700 monkeys typed for 700 years, one of them would come up with Hamlet. Give them a week, and six would come up with Inspector Gadget.
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
January 1, 2000
The gags never work; the characters never matter, and the story never flies.
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Might be torture for even kids to sit through!
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Inspector Gadget is the longest 80-minute movie ever made!
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
Almost entirely devoid of story, wit, style and character development!
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A scrap heap of jokes and sight gags lifted from half a dozen super-sleuth spoofs.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
What a joyless, fussy contraption of a movie!
| Original Score: 6/10
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
It has going for it a lot of expensive-looking special effects, but little in the way of wit or excitement.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
What's confusing about this dreck is that it comes hard on the heels of Tarzan, a thoughtful, thought-provoking film from the same studio.
Darren D'Addario
January 1, 2000
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
The plot really is a Playskool version of 'Robocop' combined with 'The Six Million Dollar Man,' and it's not even a good rendition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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