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Marmaduke Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
It's dull and conventional, turning a half-century of mischief into 80 minutes of yawns.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 6, 2010
Marmaduke was never meant to star in his own movie; trying to strap a story to his back ends up a clunky and often lame affair.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
July 6, 2010
[It] sounds like the makings of a totally rad John Hughes movie. Instead, it's an intermittently amusing parable about an outcast's ascension, as performed by a pack of digitally manipulated dogs. Next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 5, 2010
'The conventionality and predictability of every scene, the lame puns, the absence of comic rhythm, the fart jokes butt-ending the film--all was sly metafilmic parody of the sheer banality and crassness of so much present-day film comedy, yes?' (Silence.)
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
July 1, 2010
The movie works in a way that toddlers and early primary schoolers will definitely dig.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 25, 2010
...a bottom-of-the-barrel family film...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dave White
June 22, 2010
It's not like the movie's target audience has fond memories of a newspaper comic strip. They probably don't even know that newspapers were things people used to read.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
June 20, 2010
Previously, director Tom Dey made "Failure to Launch" and "Showtime," the latter of which was one of the worst movies of 2002. Congratulations Tom, you've done it again in 2010 with "Marmaduke."
Full Review | Original Score: F
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
June 10, 2010
Crammed with more recycled offal than a can of Alpo, Marmaduke exults in fart jokes, offensive stereotypes (the cat, voiced by George Lopez, laps guacamole), and sloppy storytelling. Bad, bad dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 9, 2010
Well, here's another talking-animal movie, full of computer-generated imagery and body-function humor.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 9, 2010
It's a talking-animal movie based on a one-joke, not-very-funny comic strip. That should be sufficient information for anyone old enough to read this review.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
June 9, 2010
Truly a milquetoast Scooby Snack for pet-friendly families who thrill to computer-generated mouth movements on real-life four-legged critters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 8, 2010
What's next: a Family Circus movie? Where o where is the hero who will save us?
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
June 8, 2010
Insipid and lumbering - with a title character perpetually emitting noxious gas fumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jackie K. Cooper
June 8, 2010
Will entertain the kids but it should have been a Disney Channel movie
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
June 7, 2010
I had a Scooby-Doo nightmare flashback.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
June 7, 2010
This movie is one big dog.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
June 7, 2010
Biting the neighbors' tires for 90 minutes seems like a far better use of time. Like an overpopulated puppy park on a Fourth of July weekend, this shaggy dog story stinks to high heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Cole Smithey
June 7, 2010
A low-impact kid's comedy, "Marmaduke" may have little in common with the comic strip upon which it's based but remains a perfectly viable flick for dog-loving families.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Grierson
Screen International
June 6, 2010
This threadbare film mostly feels like a way to keep out-of-school kids occupied during summertime.
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