Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 13 out of 31
  1. 25
    Not only am I ill-prepared to review the movie, but I venture to guess that anyone who is not literally a member of a Scooby-Doo fan club would be equally incapable. This movie exists in a closed universe, and the rest of us are aliens. The Internet was invented so that you can find someone else's review of Scooby-Doo. Start surfing.
  2. 20
    Director Raja Gosnell apparently doesn't even try to pump life into this wan film version of the beloved Saturday-morning cartoon.
  3. Reviewed by: Robin Rauzi
    30
    As reformulated by the aggressively mediocre director Raja Gosnell and screenwriter James Gunn, this Scooby-Doo is entertainment more disposable than Hanna-Barbera's half-hour cartoons ever were.
  4. 38
    The best thing you can say about Scooby-Doo is that Matthew Lillard makes a really, really good Shaggy.
  5. Warner Bros. is presumably aiming this movie not at children but at full-grown dopers with bad munchies glued to the Cartoon Network. Dude, pass the Scooby snacks.
  6. 25
    This excruciating adaptation of the innocuous '70s cartoon show makes the film version of "Josie and the Pussycats" look sophisticated by comparison.
  7. 25
    Scooby-Doo is bad. Let's just get that right out of the way. Filled with unclever quips, tired humor, a lazy silliness and bland execution, the picture is a tedious puff of nothing.
  8. 38
    Captures the essence of its TV inspiration, which is to say that it's not nearly as clever as it thinks it is. It also feels very, very long.
  9. 20
    Get out your pooper-scoopers. Doo happens June 14th, warn the ads for Scooby-Doo. And they say there's no truth in Hollywood.
  10. 10
    A work of Battlefield Earth-level miscalculation.
  11. Mostly, the plot is busy and incomprehensible and the action sequences directed with all the art of a detonation.
  12. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    It's unclear why the writers bothered to update the cartoon, unless it was to expand the possibilities for quips and jokey ideas. If so, they failed in their mission, as the movie elicits few laughs.
  13. The gratuitous vulgarity is just one more reason that Scooby-Doo should never have left the pound.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 61
  2. Negative: 19 out of 61
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    8
    Ignore the critics. I had a great time watching this hilarious adaptation of the animated TV series from the late 60s.
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    5
    This is probably the best you're going to get attempting a live-action Scooby Doo. It's just not meant to be.
  3. Oct 17, 2011
    3
    Yup. The crude poster says it all....