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Marmaduke (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Dull and unfunny, Marmaduke offers family filmgoers little more than another round of talking animals and scatological humor.

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When advertising exec Phil Winslow (Lee Pace) gets an offer to head the account for a California-based dog-food company, he uproots his wife (($Judy Greer}), three kids, and their beloved Great Dane, Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson), from Kansas to the Sunshine State. Once there, the big canine befriends a group of mutts at the local dog park, but after a surfing competition brings Marmaduke celebrity, he turns his back on his new pals. Eventually, a disaster helps the oversized hound and Phil learn about the importance of family and friendship. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rating:
PG (for some rude humor and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$33,643,461.00
Runtime:
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Cast

Owen Wilson
as Marmaduke
Emma Stone
as Mazie
George Lopez
as Carlos
Steve Coogan
as Raisin
Fergie
as Jezebel
Marlon Wayans
as Lightning
Sam Elliott
as Chupadogra
Lee Pace
as Phil Winslow
Judy Greer
as Debbie Winslow
Caroline Sunshine
as Barbara Winslow
Finley Jacobsen
as Brian Winslow
Mandy Haines
as Sarah Winslow
Milana Haines
as Sarah Winslow
David Walliams
as Anton Harrison
William H. Macy
as Don Twombly
Frank Topol
as Buff Owner
Graylen Cameron
as Giant Teenage Boy
Alex Rockwell
as Dog Catcher
Alex Rockhill
as Dog Catcher
Cameron Cowles
as Skater Boy #1
John Daily
as Skater Boy #2
Tyler Abiew
as Skater Boy #3
Heather Doerksen
as Female Executive
Ashley Liu
as Male Executive
Madison Desjarlais
as Brunette Girl
Erin Kerr
as Redhead Girl
Nicole Muñoz
as 3rd OC Girl
Jason Bryden
as Man on Bench
Raugi Yu
as Drama Trainer
Izaak Smith
as Basketball Captain
Keith Dallas
as Emergency Road Worker
Peter-John Prinsloo
as Lead Fireman
P.J. Prinsloo
as Lead Fireman
Colin Decker
as Fireman
Charles Jarman
as Fireman
Garvin Cross
as Fireman
Chris Bradford
as Fireman
Graham Macdonald
as Orange County Policeman
Randall Montgomery
as Sweater Dog
David Stanfield
as Announcer
Hope Levy
as Afghan #1
Anjelah Johnson
as Afghan #2
Devon Werkheiser
as Drama Dog #1/Shroom Dog #2/ Golden Dog/Cocker Spaniel
Chris Colfer
as Drama Dog #2
David Z. Pierce
as Shroom Dog #1/Beach Dog #1/Party Dog #2/Beagle
Hudson Thames
as Delinquent Dog
Francisco Ramos
as Purse Dog #1
Bernardo De Paula
as Purse Dog #2
Eddie 'Piolín' Sotelo
as Purse Dog #3
David Z. Price
as Shroom Dog #1
Todd Glass
as Doberman/Shasta
Ryan Devlin
as Beach Dog #2
Jeff Garcia
as Beach Dog #3
King Kedar
as Surfing Award Dog/Beach Dog #4
Liza Lapira
as Party Dog #1
Jack McGee
as Dalmatian
Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo
as Purse Dog #3
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Critic Reviews for Marmaduke

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (24)

Truly a milquetoast Scooby Snack for pet-friendly families who thrill to computer-generated mouth movements on real-life four-legged critters.

Full Review… | June 9, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

I had a Scooby-Doo nightmare flashback.

June 7, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

This movie is one big dog.

June 7, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

Scripters Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio have cobbled together a plot from bits and pieces of other family-friendly pics.

Full Review… | June 4, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

Brad Anderson's long-running saga of the melty-looking Winslow family and the gangling, interfering Great Dane that should've been put to sleep ages ago gets a film treatment.

Full Review… | June 4, 2010
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

This is another opus to take that small, well-trodden step from the funny pages to the big screen. But we're in live-action territory here, meaning that real people actors compete for camera time with real dog actors.

Full Review… | June 4, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Marmaduke

The comic strip character of Marmaduke wasn't exactly calling for a motion picture. But give a film a recognisable name and you can sell anything. Marmaduke follows the adventures of a dog and his family as they move from Kansas to California. The dog is a little prick. He purposefully causes problems, such as ruining the house, hurting people, and making a mess. He enjoys acting this way. He breaks the fourth wall and talks to us but we don't care. I don't want to hear from him. He sucks. Early on Marmaduke farts and says he is juvenile. That's the film in a nutshell. It's filled with a voice cast hoping they wont be recognised and that you'll leave before the end credits. Obviously Wilson and Sutherland are unmistakeable, but I think the rest should be named and shamed. Steve Coogan, Emma Stone, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Hand your heads. As Marmaduke and co go on a series of adventures, in one of which Marmaduke turns into a raging racist and starts hating on half-breeds. Unfortunately he doesn't go the way of Voldemort. Meanwhile the humans are involved in a very dull plot involving marketing for an organic pet food company. Pace plays the kind of father who is constantly beaten down. His family would rather he risk his job and look for their dog instead of going to an important meeting. The comedy is atrocious. I keep hearing the argument that this is for kids. Then why does it reference dozens of adult films? Almost Famous, Midnight Cowboy, The Elephant Man. These are just a few stolen lines that make no damn sense at all. There's also two drug references. This is really scraping the bottom of the barrel, with outdated and simplified lessons on life, and a sudden climax involving a road collapsing. It was horrible.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

½

Lets be basic, terrible.

Scott Green
Scott Green

Super Reviewer

½

about as good as a movie about talking dogs can be:-)

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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