Garfield

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 19 out of 31
  1. 75
    The filmmakers obviously understand and love Garfield, and their movie lacks that sense of smarmy slumming you sometimes get when Hollywood brings comic strips to the screen.
  2. The cinematic Garfield: The Movie feels like an 82-minute commercial for Garfield, The Brand rather than cinematic dumb fun.
  3. If it weren't for Murray, there'd be nothing at all to the film, which forgets all conventional notions of story or characterization.
  4. 30
    The popularity of Davis' strip represents the ultimate triumph of mediocrity, but even the cartoonist's competent hackwork deserves better than this.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    30
    Only very small children still easily impressed by interaction of human actors and CGI quadrupeds will be amused by Garfield.
  6. 25
    Now here's the reason America won't love Garfield: The Movie: Garfield's gone from the listless feline we all know and love to a fast-stepping, break-dancing cat about town. What's worse, the other characters are even farther from their roots.
  7. 0
    Garfield is a downright cat-astrophe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 54
  2. Negative: 26 out of 54
  1. May 29, 2012
    8
    It has captured the spirit of the show an awful lot better than it could have, and it results in a family movie that is actually a ton of fun.
  2. Jun 16, 2013
    7
    I am shocked at how badly received this film is. It has great animation, a decent story, it's funny and suitable for everyone. OK it isI am shocked at how badly received this film is. It has great animation, a decent story, it's funny and suitable for everyone. OK it is cheesey, predictable and perhaps not got the greatest acting, but sometimes a film where everything goes to plan and has a happy ending is a good thing. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2013
    6
    I think it was alright, I used to really like it, but then I grew up to Marmaduke and forgot about this for a while, I think many people mightI think it was alright, I used to really like it, but then I grew up to Marmaduke and forgot about this for a while, I think many people might disagree though. But the real question was, why did Bill Murray do Garfield? It just looks confusing when you hear about it. I would at least go by calling it a movie. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2013
    5
    "Garfield: The Movie" definitely does not have the consistent humor that the cartoon had. Honestly, I don't think adults will find much fun"Garfield: The Movie" definitely does not have the consistent humor that the cartoon had. Honestly, I don't think adults will find much fun with this movie, but most kids should still be entertained for most parts, since they probably won't notice the problems from the awful dialogue and script. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2016
    4
    If Garfield got the hanging of the CGI effects, there would be no way that Garfield can totally outdo himself from making this movie look like a mess.
  6. Sep 24, 2011
    3
    What "Garfield" doesn't have is the sophisticated humor the comic had. What it has is a messy dialogue with a terrible script.
  7. LailaV.
    Nov 17, 2005
    0
    I really like garfield but this movie it's a waste of time and the cat it's very stupid.

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