Underdog Synopsis
A canine superhero protects the citizens of Capitol City. Based on the TV series.
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Critic Ratings

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This digitized update, with Jason Lee as a huskier, more generic Underdog, mostly drops the doggerel, but the endearing airborne-beagle...
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
If you're expecting anything resembling the beloved cartoon, you'll enjoy the title sequence and nothing else. If, however, you set your...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Made for viewers old enough to appreciate a talking pooch but too young to read or write about it.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie isn't nearly as bad as you would expect when the studio holds its only press screening the night before a national opening.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
The elements of the film don’t quite mesh: The villains are cartoony, but Du Chau aims for soggy family drama in his father-son story.
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40

Empire

By Anna Smith
Despite the talent on show, there's little to distinguish this from any other bland family comedy.
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40

Film Threat

Regardless, what probably made the show so tolerable and popular was the fact that each episode was under a half an hour long. This movie...
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38

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Underdog! Rest assured, there is no superhero cliche left unchewed; they even manage to slide in a "Lady and the Tramp" homage while...
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38

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
For adults -- even adults with fond memories of the TV series -- this is one bizarre mess.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The bite and bark of Underdog are both pretty awful, but little kids might take this pooch for a walk.
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There's NO need to Fear....Underdog is HERE!!!

By muviman
Yes, it's about time Disney has turned a popular '60s cartoon show into a live-action movie. Our canine hero has finally come torescue from the evil clutches of Simon Von Sinister, his dumb-witted...

super

By vfbvhbhbfb
best dog movie ever...

The small screen cartoons are more enjoyable

By old_george
In this case, trying to make a human film out of a cartoon just doesn't make it. The film company and the producers sure bet wrong on this one. I don't even think the kids would like this film. Let...

Pure genius

By Mr_Christopher
What this world needs is more movies about talking dogs....

it was GREAT

By movie_dudes_to_the_max
if you didnt watch it in theaters you must rent it...

NO! JUST NO!

By treic
THEY ALWAYS DO THIS!!! Those directors have to take an ok old cartoon and turn it into something horrible. underdog was one of those good cartoons that had a cartoon dog on his wacky adventures......

ouch

By 999
dont go...

Anxiously Awaiting

By laredomom
My kids cannot wait to see the movie. My son even plans an opening day party for his upcoming birthday....

Underdog

By MovieMan14
Had some funny parts. Is worth seeing....

Great Film for Kids!! Coming to DVD on 12/18

By MooVeeLover
I'm old. I remember Underdog being my favorite cartoon when I was a kid. I really didn't remember too much of it, until, in this version, I heard Polly say "Oh where, oh where has my Underdog gone"...

More Info

Rated PG | For rude humor, mild language and action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Not too many new tricks left for the old Underdog.
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