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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    One of the summer's more pleasant surprises. A silly bit of tiptop tomfoolery with cross-generational appeal.
  2. Eric Idle--a royal among sillies--turns in a wonderfully wacky performance.
  3. Mostly pitched at a new crop of children who will detect the movie's mildly sarcastic, audience-winking tone with no problem.
  4. Performances feel too manufactured to be charming.
  5. Enough flickers of Jay Ward's gloriously subversive sensibility to make it watchable, but it also has enough lengthy stretches of pure triteness to make it easy to skip altogether.
  6. 38
    Like an obnoxious uncle desparately trying to amuse the young'uns with poo-poo humor and dum-dum pratfalls.
  7. Tiresome, inept farce that's not even a fraction as clever or entertaining as it likes to imagine it is -- a complete waste of time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Feb 18, 2012
    1
    I remember a time long ago when Brendan Fraser was actually a charming leading man. At some point in the late 90's he decided to accept every single script that was shoved into his hands, regardless of quality, thus destroying any credibility as an actor he may have commanded. Dudley Do-Right is one of the earlier examples of this unfortunate behavior now being displayed by Jason Statham and (even more disappointingly) Robert De Niro :(. I've never had a film make 77 minutes seem so long. Expand

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