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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  1. While it is a spectacle of animatronics, digital graphics and other special effects, the actors are never overwhelmed by them as personalities.
  2. 70
    A judicious mix of the lightly gory, the generously cartoonish, and the unexpectedly atmospheric makes for action that's scary yet unintimidating.
  3. Reviewed by: Walaika Haskins
    70
    There's something for everyone in this 70-minute special effects frolic, and lovers of the cartoon will find the movie relatively faithful to its animated predecessor.
  4. 38
    The plot was an arbitrary concoction.
  5. In the end the elaborate gimmickry of Inspector Gadget cannot conceal its very ordinary storytelling.
  6. 25
    Disney has struck once again, taking a passably entertaining cartoon and turning it into a motion picture so lifeless that it's almost unwatchable.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    A new standard for wretched excess is established by Inspector Gadget, a joyless and charmless disaster in which state-of-the-art special effects are squandered on pain-in-the-backside folly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Sep 1, 2010
    5
    Inspector Gadget was and still is one of my favorite cartoons from the 80s.
    There has been a lot of remakes and follow ups including movies
    Inspector Gadget was and still is one of my favorite cartoons from the 80s.
    There has been a lot of remakes and follow ups including movies (the movies sucked by the way).
    Nothing comes close to the original series from, i beleive 1983.

    http://www.back-to-the-80s.com/Inspector-Gadget.html
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  2. May 29, 2014
    5
    Inspector Gadget is a throwaway, inoffensive flick from Disney that I think Walt wants everyone to forget about. The kids will think it's coolInspector Gadget is a throwaway, inoffensive flick from Disney that I think Walt wants everyone to forget about. The kids will think it's cool with all it's eye candy, but more mature viewers will look past that, and find that there's nothing there. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    3
    Please, Disney. Stick with your animations, not preposterous reboots of inane TV series.
  4. Jul 12, 2014
    2
    I seriously don't get it with this tired remake of Inspector Gadget. What did Disney done wrong was trying to make an iconic 80's cartoon intoI seriously don't get it with this tired remake of Inspector Gadget. What did Disney done wrong was trying to make an iconic 80's cartoon into a blatant ripoff of Get Smart. Although I love the Youngstown Disney version of "I'll Be Your Everything," the rest of the movie is ugh... absolute torture. Not even Matthew Broderick of all people tried and failed miserably as the detective with a whole lot of bumbling "Go Go Gadget" jokes and adding sexual references and violence that were so offensive, it is not suitable for anyone who is growned up in the 90's neither the Disney kiddies. I think this and Broderick had it wrong with a casting choice that includes D.L. Hughley and Michelle Trachtenberg (wasn't she supposed to be on Nickelodeon?). Also, the script is pointless, bad acting, focuses on too much comic humor. Even worse, in the cartoon, the Gadgetmobile doesn't actually talk. In the movie, playing a talking Gadgetmobile is wrong or maybe because it's worser than Godzilla's roar in the 98 version. Do us all a favor Disney and stop giving these cartoon remakes a chance. Expand

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