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The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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March 11, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is like eating a great big log of ****, and Downey is the surprising and tasty bits of corn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
March 10, 2006
It's a benignly bad creation, directed with one hand wrapped around the bullhorn and the other around a low-fat latte. The childhood affection we hold for vintage live-action Disney movies deserves better.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 9, 2006
There is an age above which this movie is unnecessary, and it may be in the low double digits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 12, 2006
I'll admit that some of the antics elicit a chuckle or two, but not nearly enough to justify the price of a movie ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 13, 2006
This update seems to have been made on the cheap and neither its genetic nor its plot mutations are funny.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 9, 2006
A retread of the 1959 original, the comedy harkens back to a time when the studio was creative, rather than making any attempt to try something new itself. Talk about rolling over and playing dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Newton
Christian Science Monitor
March 9, 2006
At least it is not a beast as dull as Doogal or as piddling as The Pink Panther.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 10, 2006
Shaggy Dog is a subpar remake of a subpar movie that can only spawn subpar remakes.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 16, 2006
We've seen it a million times.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 9, 2006
Like Curious George and a half-dozen other recent movies aimed at children, The Shaggy Dog sandwiches in themes that speak to adults, resulting in a weird, unsatisfying combination of slapstick and Chicken Soup for a Parent's Soul.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 7, 2006
PETA members may take to The Shaggy Dog. Everyone else over the age of 10, however, will likely prefer a night of sniffing butts to this latest Tim Allen stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
March 9, 2006
Quintessential Disney cannibalization, with no wit or energy to justify its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 11, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is wholesome, yes. And safe. And homogenized and soulless and utterly devoid of anything worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
March 9, 2006
This Shaggy Dog merely slops on computer trickery and heartwarming message 101 plotting in the absence of creative screenwriting and inspired direction.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
March 27, 2006
The Shaggy Dog, another tired retread from Disney, is so aggressively unfunny it should just roll over and play dead. Come on, guys, do something original for once.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Five writers (Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel and Michael Begler) threw everything they could think of against the wall, hoping some of it would stick, but nothing did.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 14, 2006
Allen's latest flea-bitten family fare fluff is indeed a dog--both literally and figuratively...[an] infantile tail-wagging fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
March 10, 2006
Anyone who includes the song "Who Let the Dogs Out?" anywhere within their film will be kicked in the shin, once a day, every day, for one full year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 10, 2006
It mongrelizes a much funnier, fresher movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 18, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
March 25, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
April 1, 2006
March 10, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 11, 2006

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