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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Watching the stars try to out-cutesy the mutt is one for the puke bucket. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    This love letter to man's best friend will make dog fanciers roll over and do tricks. It's so warmhearted, you'll want to run out and hug the nearest big, sloppy mutt. And while you're watching it, have your handkerchief ready. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Marley & Me might be easy to watch, but -- even for die-hard canine lovers -- it's as easy to forget. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    You'd have to be made of granite to resist all the charms of a free-spirited, 100-pound Lab. Yet the production manages, against heavy odds, to make its canine star an incorrigible bore. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The humans, particularly the wistful Wilson, deadpan Alan Arkin (as Grogan's editor) and Nathan Gamble, a 10-year-old who plays the eldest Grogan child, are very affecting. Aniston, who has great offbeat comic timing, doesn't quite find her rhythm here. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If characters talking to dogs and dog reaction shots are some of your favorite things, add some stars to this review. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A warm and fuzzy family movie, but you do wish that at least once someone would upstage the dog. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When Marley is not on the screen, Wilson and Aniston demonstrate why they are gifted comic actors. They have a relationship that's not too sitcomish, not too sentimental, mostly smart and realistic. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    And then there's Alan Arkin, who, as John's editor, is hilarious and dry--it's frankly a shame he's not onscreen for every single scene. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Marley & Me gets so many of the details right, particularly in its final act, when it turns into a five-hanky weeper. show more

  • March 28, 2010 JMLaBelle8
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    good , kinda funny the end is kinda sad even though the dog that played marley doesn't die so whats the point of crying anyway

  • February 07, 2010 alexcullison
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    A movie about a dog, Marley, and a young family. The dog is very loving but extremely destructive. Marley defies even the most determined dog trainers. The Owen Wilson plays a reporter who writes for a Florida newspaper. He wants to report the news as an immersion reporter covering relevant world news. Instead he is delegated a column of local community activities that incorporates his own commentary. He is unhappy and feels like a "Porsche on Blocks." His family grows and changes, Marley gets older but not less rambunctious, and finally Owen gets a shot at his dream job in another state with another newspaper. SPOILER ALERT*** A dog loving friend of mine once said after he buried his third labrador, "If I had known then, what I know now, I would have had a kid; they live longer." Well, Marley is now an old dog and is facing death. This is a very sad poignant moment and is extremely touching (and well acted.) This may, (or may not) be a good introduction for young kids about death and how families/people deal with it. As a dog movie, Marley & Me can stand toe to toe with Old Yeller and Lassie Come Home.

  • June 03, 2009 Cpop03
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    the move marley and me was so funny for me then sad at the end. i m 11 and i used to have a dog like marley his name was moe he died the exat same was way marley died. moe i love you and miss you love your favorite sister carley :"( xoxoxo

  • April 27, 2009 MackyScooby
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    ohh i love the movie and the book i cried when marley died.

  • April 13, 2009 Livsspot
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    It was good but very sad at the end

  • April 10, 2009 This Isnt Hannah
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    This was such a gutwrenching film, but then again it was a very satisfying movie. I enjoyed every moment of this comedy, and this just goes to show you what to expect in life, things come and go, make the best of it!

  • April 06, 2009 JiNxASTRO
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    this movie was good, but the end was really sad, very painful way to end the movie.

  • April 01, 2009 H Henderson
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    I saw the dvd tonight and felt really disappointed. It was supposed to be a comedy about a dog but all i saw was Aniston having babies and Owen looking for a better life. He should have dumped Aneston and stayed with Marley. I have 5 dogs and know their time will come. Aneston just did not fit the part and looked and dumb as her acting. Pitt on her mind

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  • February 19, 2009 qazsew123
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    omg so funny then sad

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