See Spot Run

Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    70
    Beyond being entertained, I was delighted by the movie's outpouring of slapstick invention (one crazed sequence in a pet store has all the pawmarks of a classic), and the genial energy of its star, David Arquette.
  2. Fart, feces and gonad gags notwithstanding, this knockabout comedy is no more vulgar than most contemporary children's films, and more good-natured than many.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    50
    The filmmakers went for cheap laughs as well as for some a little harder-earned. The only thing pure about this film is the dog, and he's magnificent.
  4. 40
    All of this comedy's jokes are old.
  5. 40
    It's finally a hilarious and cuddly flashback from the dog's point of view, to his training as a pup, that marks the moment when the film finds its sweetly moronic legs.
  6. 38
    Movies like this demonstrate that when it comes to stupidity and vulgarity, only the best will do for our children.
  7. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    38
    Do your kids a favor - and take them to see something more worthwhile than the relentlessly vulgar and stupid See Spot Run.
  8. 38
    Give David Arquette credit. He shares nearly all his screen time in See Spot Run with a clever canine and a cute kid and still manages to pull off his usual nutty-slapstick routine with gusto.
  9. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    See Spot Run isn't solely responsible for the dumbing down of movies, but it's part of the dismal phenomenon.
  10. 31
    Oak-stiff and witless, but a few scenes muster up embarrassed chuckles.
  11. The movie equivalent of a box of Froot Loops followed by a half-gallon Pepsi chaser.
  12. Just a few guilty laughs, a predictable resolution and repeated close-ups of that dog jerking its head to one side, doing the cute thing.
  13. It's enough to encourage the aspiring film makers in the audience, no matter how wee in age, to yell "Cut!"
  14. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Sara Wildberger
    25
    PG? Please. Might as well take a kid to Hannibal. At least that one was funnier and didn't implicate any noble breeds in its violence -- just humans.
  15. 25
    Someone should have treated See Spot Run like a bone and buried it.
  16. The gags, almost all of which involve the passage of gases and liquids, move at a fast-enough clip to keep you awake throughout. For which this review expresses a sorrow as profound as the sympathy it feels for all the actors.
  17. 20
    How do you screw up a family movie that has a cute bull mastiff, a cute 6-year-old and David Arquette playing a mailman? Apparently by unleashing half a dozen writers to gnaw it to pieces and entrusting the result to a TV director (John Whitesell of "Cosby" and "Roseanne") with little sense of how to tell a story longer than six minutes.
  18. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    10
    Gruff and downright smelly, especially when star David Arquette is forced at one point to flop around in a pile of doggy doo.
  19. 0
    See critic run. Oh, for the days of Smell-a-Vision.
  20. The script is simultaneously boring and breathlessly busy, and it really gives Arquette a beating, as scene after scene subjects him to electrocution, dog attack, encasement in bubble wrap, public pantlessness, assault by the hearing-impaired, a fishbowl on the head, and gluteal paralysis caused by poisonous sea urchins.
  21. It's hard to believe that five different writers took credit for this feeble story and script. Who says failure is an orphan?
  22. Personally, I'd say that it was about time Arquette was leashed.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Sep 2, 2011
    5
    The movie was okay at best. Children would enjoy the amount of slapstick in this film but adults wouldn't exactly say they loved this movie.
  2. MikeH
    Sep 11, 2009
    10
    Hilarious movie. great for the whole family. and what is james h trying to say? that he was full of awe while watching the movie? awed at how Hilarious movie. great for the whole family. and what is james h trying to say? that he was full of awe while watching the movie? awed at how amazing it was? it's 'awful', dumbass! critics get another one wrong. Full Review »
  3. venthg.
    Nov 28, 2006
    10
    This movie is so funny, I like the way David Arquette did his role, it was amazing.