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The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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February 6, 2007
A surprisingly touching family comedy with real emotion.
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
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
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
March 17, 2006
Coal, the Bearded Collie playing Shaggy, upstages everyone in this amusing update of a Disney classic.
March 11, 2006
good, clean, silly fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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+
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
March 10, 2006
This is a classic family fun fare, likely destined for sequelhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2006
This is a Dog with heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog ranks as the best showcase of Tim Allen's talents since The Santa Clause.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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-
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-
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
March 9, 2006
It's a wonderful, funny and sweet movie the family can enjoy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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