Underdog Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
July 23, 2008
Underdog works best when spoofing superhero conventions, but the film goes to the dogs thanks to a drab story and frequent stabs at heartwarming bromides.
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.
February 1, 2008
Despite the talent on show, there's little to distinguish this from any other bland family comedy.
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 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
Besides, if I start talking about the film I'll only get depressed, and when a woman of my three-decade age gets depressed all that therapeutic ice cream goes straight to her thighs and none of us want that, now do we?
August 5, 2007
A film like Underdog is best defined by its complete lack of distinction.
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
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.
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