Garfield: The Movie (2004) Synopsis
An orange cat tries to save his owner's new dog after a television personality kidnaps it.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Garfield: The Movie (2004)

By movie_mania16
A great family movie for everyone....

GOOD REALLY GOOD!!!!

By bigscreen101
Its like the comic and billMurray did a good job voicing garfield...

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Rated PG | For brief mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Cat-astrophic for adults, but kids will love it.
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