Critics Consensus

Underdog is a mostly forgettable adaptation that relies far too heavily on recycled material and sloppy production.



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After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister, an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and in particular one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebread. When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capitol City only Underdog can save the day.


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Critic Reviews for Underdog

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (59)

  • At just over 80 minutes it feels not so much like a proper film as a piece of extended filler for slow afternoons on Disney's TV channels.

    Feb 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    James Rocarols

    Top Critic
  • The endearing airborne-beagle effects help to offset the formula twists.

    Aug 9, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • It's a harmless bore.

    Aug 6, 2007 | Rating: 1/5
  • Whatever the intent, the result is unfit for humankind.

    Aug 6, 2007 | Rating: D-

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
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  • The lackluster story connects the clichés but leaves the characters isolated. Underdog may have been originally created to sell cereal for General Mills, but this latest incarnation couldn't sell Frisbees at a dog park.

    Aug 6, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • Underdog is made for the Saturday morning TV crowd, and parents who lead their tykes to this adventure aren't likely to leave disappointed.

    Aug 6, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Underdog

  • Feb 09, 2014
    Underdog was a good old cartoon back in the day. It should have stayed that way.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2012
    Really not as bad as I expected. It was a cute story between a boy and his dog (and dad) but it wasn't as cheesy as you would think!
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2012
    The only thing worth watching was none, but it was certainly nice to hear Jason Lee's voice. Blame the bad acting and the bad script.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2011
    Decent, but with a poor history.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer

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