75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
The cinematic Garfield: The Movie feels like an 82-minute commercial for Garfield, The Brand rather than cinematic dumb fun.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cloddish, unfunny dud.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Unlike that widely appealing picture with the giant green ogre, this one's strictly for the kiddies.
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38

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
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.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A black-dressing young intellectual of my acquaintance recently ascribed a "lazy generosity" to Garfield and his daily antics. If so, the movie gets the laziness but misses the generosity.
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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.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
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.
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27 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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