50

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The film’s most impressive feat may be bringing a cartoon character to life while turning actual humans into 2-D cutouts.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Like "Sex and the City 2," Marmaduke features well-coifed bitches in heat, nonstop puns and its very own Mr. Big. Unlike "SATC 2," this one is harmless and, on occasion, mildly witty.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Hey, it’s all good clean fun.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If you like the comic strip, now in its 56th year, maybe you'll like it, maybe not. Marmaduke's personality isn't nearly as engaging as Garfield's. Then again, if personality is what you're in the market for, maybe you shouldn't be considering a lip-synched talking animal comedy in the first place.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As doggy movies go, this one gets two paws out of four.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

An afterthought of a plot ships the family from Kansas to the O.C., offering SoCal set pieces -- like a doggie surfing contest -- to spackle the few gaps between big-dog-small-world jokes.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Luke Sader
One thing Marmaduke does have in common with the earlier Disney titles is a blessed scarcity of crass bodily-function gags that often pass as family comedy.
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30

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If Marmaduke achieves anything, it's that it makes this past spring's "Furry Vengeance" look like a masterpiece by comparison.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It's harmless.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
We’ve just been treated like a fire hydrant.
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30 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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