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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Nothing really works here, and nobody seems to have put in a huge amount of effort, except maybe the marketing department -- there are many product placements. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Not even Bill Murray could save Garfield. Perhaps the comedian -- so pitch-perfect as the sardonic actor in "Lost in Translation" -- got too deeply into character. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    However terrific Murray is, if Antonio Banderas, mellifluous voice of Puss-in-Boots in "Shrek 2," went paw to claw with Garfield, Puss would definitely triumph. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Thanks to that dog-torture element, Garfield may be too upsetting for younger kids. Meanwhile, older kids (let alone parents) will want to put this movie behind them like yesterday's hairball. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Unlike that widely appealing picture with the giant green ogre, this one's strictly for the kiddies. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The filmmakers obviously understand and love Garfield, and their movie lacks that sense of smarmy slumming you sometimes get when Hollywood brings comic strips to the screen. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    The cinematic Garfield: The Movie feels like an 82-minute commercial for Garfield, The Brand rather than cinematic dumb fun. show more

  • 38
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Garfield the comic strip stopped being funny about 10 years ago. Garfield the Movie makes it to about the 10-minute mark before tedium sets in. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The filmmakers find "laughs" in sadistic violence. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The blend of live action and animation is competently done, but the subtly mean-spirited screenplay has more sour meows than hearty laughs. show more

  • December 22, 2010 TheHangoverfan
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    i don't know why they bothered with the movie. all the comic strip was a cat, dog, and a guy who all hate each other

  • June 26, 2008 hectorferjr2
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    On Sunday June 13 2004 My Mom and I went to go see Garfield The Movie At The Movie Theather and I Liked Garfield The Movie I thought Garfield The Movie was a Very Funny Movie and Very True to The Sunday NewsPaper Garfield Comic-Strip and The Story Garfield The Movie is The same Story of Toy Story and That Is Because The writers Of Garfield The Movie Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow also wrote Toy Story Anyway I give Garfield The Movie Two Thumbs Up and The Score Of 63 Out Of 100 and I hope You enjoy Garfield The Movie

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