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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    As good as family entertainment gets. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    May not make you howl, but it does offer a few bona fide belly laughs. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Shaggy Dog is paint, or more appropriately here, pant by the numbers. It also manages a one-two punch -- it will upset small children and bore their parents. There's just no other way to say this: Disney, that movie of yours is a dog. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There are many delightful movie techniques out there available for making animals appear to speak, so it's too bad The Shaggy Dog doesn't use any of them. show more

  • 70
    Luke Sader The Hollywood Reporter

    A fast-moving Walt Disney Co. comedy that manages to sail past many of the cliches usually found in this genre while throwing together a wild story line more apt for a new millennium. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    What The Shaggy Dog feels like, more than anything, is an old-fashioned Disney movie. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It says something for Robert Downey Jr. that in a movie where a man becomes a dog, Downey creates the weirdest character. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    In movies as in life, superior technology doesn't necessarily trump humor, magic or really shaggy dogs. show more

  • 50
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    This is precisely the type of moviegoing experience engineered for those who still get a laugh when the Baha Men hit "Who Let the Dogs Out?" accompanies a doggie mayhem montage. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Crafting this crude, noisy remake of Disney's first live-action comedy required the labor of no fewer than five screenwriters. show more

  • November 02, 2012 Brigitta
    Report This User

    This one\'s so bad, I couldn\'******* more than 15 minutes of it! What were they thinking?

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