Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The original English scripts certainly were peppered with sly, topical asides aimed squarely at adults. Paul Bassett Davies' updated screenplay attempts to follow suit, but what passes for topical these days is pretty much limited to industry inside jokes and constant allusions other movies. Thankfully, the animation itself is thoroughly inspired.
  2. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    The slapdash dialogue and smug vocal talent -- even the presence of the much-loved host of "The Daily Show" is wearying -- detract from the visual appeal of the most energetic sequences (like a raucous train chase) and what's left of Danot's designs.
  3. Strictly for the small-fry set, lacking the visual style, wit or imagination necessary to entice adult viewers.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Doogal is one of those pickup-and-redub jobs, the original version having been made by European studio Pathé based on a 1960s British children’s show, "The Magic Roundabout." And lacking even the minimal pop-cultural pizzazz of "Hoodwinked," the story, dialogue and animation here really are for-kids-only.
  5. A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic. More dangerous than the world icing over is the danger of eyeballs rolling back into the heads of parents accompanying kids to this.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    An animated clunker.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    The polite word for all this is "repurposing," a euphemism for "hauling someone else's garbage."
  8. 25
    William H. Macy lends a little class as a snail, but Smith nails it in the closing-credit outtakes: "Don't expect Robin Williams-caliber work."
  9. It's a movie that scrounges so desperately for laughs, it features both a flatulent moose and a flatulent train.
  10. Reviewed by: Louise Kennedy
    Charm-free, incoherent, and heartlessly sentimental, this woodenly animated co-production by American, British, and French companies offers boredom and irritation for parents, needlessly scary images for tots, and, for the pubescent boys who apparently run mass culture, a flatulent blue moose. It's ugly to look at, too.
  11. The results are flat-out tedious.
  12. 16
    It'd take more than potentially lethal amounts of alcohol to make this derivative trash endurable.
  13. 11
    A wretched experience from start to finish.
  14. An animated movie designed with very young children in mind. And very young children should be very angry about that. Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 13 out of 20
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    Badly animated, cliche humor, bad voice acting, and it has single point of ever making this film. Easily one of the worst films made. I give this movie 3%. Full Review »
  2. Apr 6, 2014
    Bad voice acting. Animation not on par with more superior studios. Lots of pop culture references. Lots of fart jokes. Simple plot. Why dub it if Americans can understand the actual English version. Butch Hartman and the Weinstein brothers were definitely on crack Full Review »
  3. Mar 17, 2012
    Here is another animated film that cannot keep the attention of anybody.