The Shaggy Dog

Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. As good as family entertainment gets.
  2. 75
    What The Shaggy Dog feels like, more than anything, is an old-fashioned Disney movie.
  3. The star (Allen), unleashed, is so energetic in his approximation of a bearded collie -- his nose sniffing the air, his whole being (which toggles between human and canine form) overcome by the need to fetch any stick thrown -- that his slobbery charm carries the picture.
  4. A fast-moving Walt Disney Co. comedy that manages to sail past many of the cliches usually found in this genre while throwing together a wild story line more apt for a new millennium.
  5. Ms. Curtin is one of several examples of quirky casting that make this Shaggy Dog much more fun than it might have been.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    May not make you howl, but it does offer a few bona fide belly laughs.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Aug 14, 2010
    6
    Shaggy Dog is a random movie. It is about a guy who gets bitten by a dog called Shaggy and he goes through a transformation process. After aShaggy Dog is a random movie. It is about a guy who gets bitten by a dog called Shaggy and he goes through a transformation process. After a couple of days, any time his heart rate goes high, he turns into a dog. When he is the dog, when his heart rate slows, he turns back to human - with no clothes. It was a pretty good movie, but there wasn't really an antagonist. Robert Downey Jr. was the actor who played the antagonist, but he didn't really do much in his role. 6. Full Review »
  2. EricaJ.
    Aug 11, 2006
    6
    I thought it was pretty good, definetly a good family movie. If I were still a kid i'd of loved it.
  3. Jan 10, 2016
    4
    In this second Disney remake directed by Brian Robbins, we learned that this movie's better for Brian Robbins than how he directed *sigh* IIn this second Disney remake directed by Brian Robbins, we learned that this movie's better for Brian Robbins than how he directed *sigh* I bet you know what I'm talking about. Full Review »