Underdog Reviews

November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
February 5, 2008
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.
August 9, 2007
The endearing airborne-beagle effects help to offset the formula twists.
August 6, 2007
It's a harmless bore.
August 6, 2007
Whatever the intent, the result is unfit for humankind.
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
Underdog is made for the Saturday morning TV crowd, and parents who lead their tykes to this adventure aren't likely to leave disappointed.
August 6, 2007
The TV show was mildly subversive, with humor that children and adults could enjoy on different levels, but the movie strives for a blander, family-oriented middle ground.
August 6, 2007
Where (oh where) are Tennessee Tuxedo and Phineas J. Whoopie when we need them?
August 5, 2007
I have an idea for the sequel: Underdog Vs. Michael Vick.
August 3, 2007
The movie's sloppiness is galling, especially given its target audience. It's one thing to feed grown-ups junk, and another to serve it to consumers too young to know they're being had.
August 3, 2007
Even the promising team of Peter Dinklage's mad scientist Simon Barsinister and Patrick Warburton's henchman Cad turns out to be a bust.
August 3, 2007
Underdog, putting it mildly, lacks the sleekness and cunning of other, better kids' flicks, though it gains points for respecting, while modifying, its source material.
August 3, 2007
Good one-liners and dog tricks, but no best in show.
August 3, 2007
The sort of noisy, over-produced affair in line with much recent family-friendly programming.
August 3, 2007
I had a painless enough time. And so -- given a quiet Saturday, a stifling heat wave and a fretful kindergartener to contend with -- might you.
August 3, 2007
Even at a lean 84 minutes, padded with a credit blooper reel, it seems long. If you've seen one flying dog, you've seen them all. Jay Leno's cameo appearance proves he's almost as big a publicity hound as Larry King.
August 3, 2007
Serious movie standards aren't necessarily required in an entertainment like Underdog. Still, as with most movies, it's frustrating to watch Hollywood undercut the intelligence of its target audience.