Inspector Gadget - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Inspector Gadget Reviews

Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The best thing about Inspector Gadget is that it's only 75 minutes long.
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Gizmos and villains are delightful!
Top Critic
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Nico Baumbach
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
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-
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Exceptionally pleasant, and there's just enough humor to make it enjoyable for adults.
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
Variety
January 1, 2000
Inspector Gadget is a joyless and charmless disaster!
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The movie feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations.
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A mere sketch of a film!
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Inspector Gadget is the longest 80-minute movie ever made!
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The new live-action feature from Disney is in its own way just as much of a cartoon as Tarzan. It's almost as much of a wonder, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Broderick is such an engaging actor that it's depressing to see him here.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Plenty of chuckles!
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
This is the worst live-action Disney feature since 1997's That Darn Cat remake!