The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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March 28, 2006
A flea-bitten farrago which bears only a fleeting resemblance to the 1959 film that inspired it.
March 16, 2006
We've seen it a million times.
March 10, 2006
Disney's tried-and-true slapstick material (est. 1959) is here given a heinously unimaginative interpretation by five screenwriters and a director who manages to squander the gifts of an absurdly overqualified supporting cast.
March 10, 2006
The unruly pack of subplots make The Shaggy Dog much more convoluted than it needs to be.
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.
March 10, 2006
This is a classic family fun fare, likely destined for sequelhood.
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.
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.
March 10, 2006
This is a Dog with heart.
March 10, 2006
If, in the end, this Allen film is an old dog that can't learn any new tricks, it's still enough of a safe, bland entertainment to keep some undiscriminating parents happy.
March 10, 2006
To paraphrase the over used song employed in Disney's latest dismal recycling of The Shaggy Dog -- who let this dog out?
March 10, 2006
Watching a pack of dogs sniff Tim Allen's butt -- repeatedly -- is probably someone's idea of a good time at the movies. Not mine.
March 10, 2006
This is precisely the type of moviegoing experience engineered for those who still get a laugh when the Baha Men hit Who Let the Dogs Out? accompanies a doggie mayhem montage.
March 10, 2006
Shaggy Dog is a subpar remake of a subpar movie that can only spawn subpar remakes.
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.
March 10, 2006
More assembled than groomed, The Shaggy Dog should do enough tricks and act cute enough to amuse an audience that wants only to have its belly tickled.
March 10, 2006
No one's going to argue with a movie that underscores the importance of paying attention to kids, but for me at least, the sight of [Tim] Allen running around on all fours failed to unleash howls of laughter.
March 10, 2006
It's a typical hit picture remake, which is never a good sign.
March 10, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is a well-dispositioned but forgettable mutt without any new tricks.
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.
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