'Marmaduke' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   5 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   97 reviews
  • Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    If the phrase ''From the producer of Garfield'' doesn't scare you off, then step right up.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Like most movies aimed at the kindergarten set, Marmaduke balances its giggly, gross-out gags with a stern moral agenda.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Phelim O'Neill Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    20
    Fans of the single-panel cartoon that has run in newspapers since the 1950s will find plenty to disappoint them in this live-action adaptation.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    25
    Lines like "Get your bark on," "Who let the dogs out?" and "Cowabarka" abound. Many of the jokes revolve around excretory functions.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    13
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    30
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Nancy Churnin Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    60
    It's a lot of twists and turns for very little reward. But bottom line, will the kids like it? Quite possibly.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    50
    The moment I saw Marmaduke's big drooling lips moving, I knew I was in trouble.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    As talking-dog movies go, Marmaduke makes Beverly Hills Chihuahua look like Up.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    17
    Kids deserve better. Heck, dogs deserve better.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joe Leydon Variety (Top Critic)
    Scripters Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio have cobbled together a plot from bits and pieces of other family-friendly pics.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    50
    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?
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    38
    Even by talking-critter comedy standards, Marmaduke lacks mirth and imagination.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bruce Demara Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    13
    Marmaduke is a dog of a film that deserves to be put down.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Luke Sader Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Bland sitcom romp based on the long-running comic strip features wisecracking canines in a beach-set family story.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    It's kind of fun. For about five minutes.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    42
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald
    38
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses
    20
    full review at Movies for the Masses
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jason Zingale Bullz-Eye.com
    20
    Marmaduke sinks to Beverly Hills Chihuahua levels of awfulness and only reaffirms that talking animals aren't funny -- they're boring.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Derek Malcolm This is London
    20
    Spectacularly sentimental, full of ridiculous computer-animated action, and makes sure its animals are a good deal less pallid than the humans on view.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Daily Express
    There is only so much fun you can have with a talking dog and Marmaduke quickly exhausts the possibilities.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tim Robey Daily Telegraph
    20
    Better than Cats & Dogs, but praise hardly comes much lower.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Christopher Tookey Daily Mail [UK]
    20
    The incoherent, moralising script demeans a number of actors, including William H. Macy, Judy Greer and David Walliams, reduced by a kindly editor to an ineffective cameo.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
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