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The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
A surprisingly touching family comedy with real emotion.
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
A good-natured, sometimes silly family fun that will play especially well with the under-13 set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 19, 2006
...better than one might've expected, primarily due to the enthusiasm with which Allen tackles his role...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 18, 2006
There are precious few surprises here, but parents will find director Robbins' breezy remake a painless affair and, judging by the yowls of laughter from the peanut gallery at the screening I attended, the kids will be barking all the way home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 17, 2006
Coal, the Bearded Collie playing Shaggy, upstages everyone in this amusing update of a Disney classic.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 11, 2006
good, clean, silly fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
March 11, 2006
A delightful family comedy about a man whose metamorphosis in a canine teaches him something about responsibilities to family.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog may not make you howl, but it does offer a few bona fide belly laughs, which is more than the last few Tim Allen movies could boast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
March 10, 2006
This is a classic family fun fare, likely destined for sequelhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
March 10, 2006
Director Brian Robbins keeps the special effects and animatronics to a minimum, relying more often than not on real (albeit trained) dogs. That extra bit of authenticity is refreshing.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is as good as family entertainment gets, meaning it will tickle kids while throwing the occasional bone to parents to keep them from growling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
March 10, 2006
You don't go to The Shaggy Dog expecting anything more than what it delivers -- an innocuous family comedy enlivened by some winning slapstick gags. Man's best friend would approve.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 10, 2006
This is a Dog with heart.
| Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog ranks as the best showcase of Tim Allen's talents since The Santa Clause.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog may be silly, contrived and obvious, but it is wholesome, spirited family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

E! Online
March 10, 2006
Young ones will squeal for Allen's ear-scratching antics, but their parents with fond memories of the original will itch from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is just what it wants to be -- wholesome, slapstick, family fun with nice animal rights and 'don't mess with mother nature' messages running beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe
March 10, 2006
It's a pleasant surprise to find a movie that genuinely pitches itself at a child's level while also giving parents some real laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
March 9, 2006
It's a wonderful, funny and sweet movie the family can enjoy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 9, 2006
Tim Allen is a prosecutor who is going, as it were, to the dogs in this revisiting of the old Disney film, which is far livelier than its namesake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 1, 2006
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
March 25, 2006
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 18, 2006
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