Underdog Reviews

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August 10, 2007
The elements of the film don't quite mesh: The villains are cartoony, but [director] Du Chau aims for soggy family drama in his father-son story.
August 10, 2007
The film is a smug and contemptuous mess from beginning to end that is likely to bore little kids and aggravate any adult still holding fond memories of the character from their own childhoods.
August 10, 2007
An underachiever.
August 10, 2007
A very bad dog of a movie.
August 10, 2007
...not as bad as it might have been...
August 9, 2007
Oh, there's reason to fear. 'Underdog' the movie is here.
August 9, 2007
The endearing airborne-beagle effects help to offset the formula twists.
August 9, 2007
Yet another misbegotten live-action remake of a beloved Saturday morning cartoon, Underdog is a negligible family film that's so blandly formulaic, it makes the original, '60s-era cartoon look downright edgy in comparison.
August 8, 2007
Exactly the movie you'd expect from the director of Racing Stripes and the writer of Zoom.
August 7, 2007
A live-action version of the 1960s-70s cartoon "Underdog" seemed a really bad idea, but it turns out it was merely a bad idea.
August 7, 2007
The screenplay, tackled by three people, follows the formula of the show (and the genre in general) rather well. If only it wasn't so stale.
August 6, 2007
It's a harmless bore.
August 6, 2007
This seems to be another case of Hollywood figuring that kids aren't going to notice the difference between a well-made film and a sloppy, half-baked one.
August 6, 2007
Whatever the intent, the result is unfit for humankind.
August 6, 2007
It's just average family entertainment with the normal messages: friendship, unconditional love, family, and believing in yourself.
August 6, 2007
It seems there are some things even Underdog can't conquer -- carelessness and mediocrity topping the list.
August 6, 2007
Cuteness can't carry an entire movie, and Underdog is short of actual funny stuff and affecting performances, to the extent that this Disney movie comes off like a Disney made-for-TV movie.
August 6, 2007
Saddled with shoddy storytelling, this is an Underdog in the saddest sense.
August 6, 2007
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.
August 6, 2007
The oddest thing is the movie's dumbed-down level of humor, which leans toward predictable dog-poop and butt-sniffing jokes.
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