The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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September 22, 2020
Nothing more than a mangy mutt.
February 13, 2020
A waste of time (when will I learn?), an insult to the intelligence of a six-year-old boy, disproportionate garbage. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 6, 2007
A surprisingly touching family comedy with real emotion.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
September 1, 2006
A good-natured, sometimes silly family fun that will play especially well with the under-13 set.
August 19, 2006
...better than one might've expected, primarily due to the enthusiasm with which Allen tackles his role...
July 28, 2006
At least Fred MacMurray had the good sense to let the co-star playing his son turn into a dog. But this is a Tim Allen picture, so he does the honors himself.
June 12, 2006
The film just translates the basic idea for a new generation under the ill-conceived notion that it was necessary.
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.
May 4, 2006
It's an underestimation of the intelligence of your average eight year old to believe his or her rapt attention can be held for long by a film like this.
March 31, 2006
Man becomes mutt in this inoffensive, uneven comedy that fails to make the most of its comic potential or familiar cast.
March 30, 2006
Bizarre, incomprehensible and utterly unnecessary, "The Shaggy Dog" comes bounding onto the screen with a loud soundtrack, a cute pooch, vivid colors and dozens of product placements.
March 30, 2006
The plot may sound stupid, but it's tightly written and it pushes all the right emotional buttons.
March 28, 2006
A flea-bitten farrago which bears only a fleeting resemblance to the 1959 film that inspired it.
March 28, 2006
The Shaggy Dog feels like little more than a stale rehash with a promising cast whose talents haven't been tapped.
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.
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.
March 17, 2006
Just when Allen is on a ferociously funny roll, director Brian Robbins is forced to collar and replace him with a collie doing a lame impersonation of a human.
March 17, 2006
Coal, the Bearded Collie playing Shaggy, upstages everyone in this amusing update of a Disney classic.
March 16, 2006
You'll be sorry if you bring your kids.
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