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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    While it is a spectacle of animatronics, digital graphics and other special effects, the actors are never overwhelmed by them as personalities. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Inspector Gadget may be a live-action movie, but at its heart it's more cartoonish than most cartoons. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The plot was an arbitrary concoction. show more

  • 25
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    A downright dumb movie that, with its breathless pace, lack of character development and uninventive gags, might be torture for even the kids to sit through. show more

  • 25
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Disney has struck once again, taking a passably entertaining cartoon and turning it into a motion picture so lifeless that it's almost unwatchable. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    What a joyless, fussy contraption of a movie! show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    Mathew Broderick is likeable enough as the gizmo and gadget-toting cartoon hero in-the-flesh, but the plot, to which the FX wizardry is strung to, is in serious need of a tune up. show more

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle

    Like the cartoon on which it's based, Inspector Gadget has moments of absurd fun and droll wit, but they are fleeting and few. show more

  • 50
    Paula Nechak Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It lacks, despite the remarkable techno effects by wizard Stan Winston, originality and charisma. show more

  • July 19, 2011 jbieb129
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