Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Will provide preschoolers with comfort and amusement, though not rapture or enchantment.
  2. 70
    The movie's sweet, gentle nature may lack the subtle irony of the "Toy Storys" and "Shreks" of the world, but parents won't be bored.
  3. Reviewed by: Louise Kennedy
    63
    Big, noisy, harmless, and a little clumsy -- yep, that's Clifford, the Big Red Dog. And it's Clifford's Really Big Movie, too.
  4. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    60
    Bland, but wholesome.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    60
    The sketchy, poorly colored, outsourced animation is dispiriting, but it's the only display of blatant crudeness, and in that, an obliging parent may find relief.
  6. Though not exactly a gripping experience for adults, parents have reason to be grateful for a movie that has been so carefully tailored to preschool to first-grade sensibilities.
  7. Tamer than tame in every respect, which makes it great for little kids, if not for the grownups who bring them.
  8. 50
    Little more than a supersized version of the popular PBS animated series that's stopping briefly in theaters en route to its natural habitat -- video.
  9. 50
    As far as animated flicks go, Clifford's Really Big Movie is third-string Disney, but don't tell that to the kids.
  10. Reviewed by: Karen Karbo
    42
    Even 3-year-olds deserve better.
  11. The latest example of a distressing wave of undistinguished theatrical versions of Saturday-morning kid shows.
  12. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    40
    The kind of movie for which the term "video baby-sitter" was coined.
  13. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Harmless tale of the giant pooch helping out some itinerant performing animals while longing for home will go down smoothly with the preschool faithful, but anyone over 5 will feel antsy even given the brief running time.
  14. A really lame attempt to expand the marketing reach of the PBS-TV series.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 6, 2014
    4
    The cartoon Clifford is really fun and heartwarming, but the movie is a disappointment. All the fun and enjoyment has been sucked out of this production and replaced with nonsense. Full Review »