Marmaduke 2010

Critics score:
9 / 100

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Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: Even by talking-critter comedy standards, Marmaduke lacks mirth and imagination. Read more

A.O. Scott, At the Movies: This movie is one big dog. Read more

Keith Phipps, AV Club: Kids love dogs and fart jokes. The goods are being delivered to the target audience. All others should look away. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: When one of the last sounds you hear in a work of family entertainment is a Great Dane passing gas, there's only one conclusion to be drawn. The movie hates your family. Read more

Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News: It's a lot of twists and turns for very little reward. But bottom line, will the kids like it? Quite possibly. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: Kids deserve better. Heck, dogs deserve better. Read more

Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly: If the phrase ''From the producer of Garfield'' doesn't scare you off, then step right up. Read more

Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times: It's kind of fun. For about five minutes. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, L.A. Weekly: Brad Anderson's long-running saga of the melty-looking Winslow family and the gangling, interfering Great Dane that should've been put to sleep ages ago gets a film treatment. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: Its only redeeming values are an insane dog-surfing competition that feels like a weird dream you may have once had, and a mangy street mongrel whose slobbery lips give perhaps the finest Sam Elliott performance ever. The rest is pure kibble. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: I'm envisioning a sequel that joins together two towering franchises, only with an R rating for excessive gore: Marmaduke Versus Alvin and the Chipmunks, anyone? Read more

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer: As talking-dog movies go, Marmaduke makes Beverly Hills Chihuahua look like Up. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The moment I saw Marmaduke's big drooling lips moving, I knew I was in trouble. Read more

Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle: The dogs are cute -- I'll say that for it. Read more

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The flea-bitten screenplay seems to have been plucked from the wastebasket of recycled ideas and rewritten by someone whose third language was English -- after Danish and Dog. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: This is another opus to take that small, well-trodden step from the funny pages to the big screen. But we're in live-action territory here, meaning that real people actors compete for camera time with real dog actors. Read more

Bruce Demara, Toronto Star: Marmaduke is a dog of a film that deserves to be put down. Read more

Stephen Garrett, Time Out: Truly a milquetoast Scooby Snack for pet-friendly families who thrill to computer-generated mouth movements on real-life four-legged critters. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Scripters Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio have cobbled together a plot from bits and pieces of other family-friendly pics. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: Lines like "Get your bark on," "Who let the dogs out?" and "Cowabarka" abound. Many of the jokes revolve around excretory functions. Read more