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  • Summary: Tim Allen transforms from family dad to family dog and back again in this fresh update of the Disney comedy classic The Shaggy Dog. (Disney)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. As good as family entertainment gets.
  2. 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.
  3. 50
    Strictly for the very young who will find giggles in the anthropomorphic mash-ups and won't be too distracted by the predictably mawkish sitcom plot.
  4. 50
    In this serviceable remake of the fondly remembered 1959 Disney comedy (which starred Fred MacMurray), an impressively dexterous Tim Allen plays Dave Douglas.
  5. 50
    For a kids' picture this is relatively funny.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    40
    This fur-fetched tale is bearable family viewing.
  7. The movie is just this side of terrible. It misses all the charm and fun of the original. Allen's mugging is incorrigibly unfunny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. AndyG.
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    Probably the worst movie I have ever seen. Only enjoyable if you enjoy the highest levels of irony.
  2. christosK.
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    Its Good.
  3. ShellyC.
    Aug 6, 2006
    10
    This movie is perfect for the whole family and children love it.
  4. cybrswt
    Aug 1, 2006
    4
    My six year liked it, I thought it was really bad movie is ok for kids.
  5. Mar 28, 2015
    4
    I understand these movies aren't supposed to be original. This movie is supposedly for kids. Yet, we've seen that you can make a movie thatI understand these movies aren't supposed to be original. This movie is supposedly for kids. Yet, we've seen that you can make a movie that both kids and adults can enjoy (or kids enjoy and adults ball their eyes out over, I'm looking at you UP and Toy Story 3). But this doesn't even work for kids. If it's for kids, why all the sub plots? Why not more goofy dog CGI hijinx? It's just **** Expand
  6. RN
    Mar 12, 2006
    3
    Movie includes disturbing, dark and diabolical genetic mutation plot, stun guns and lots of needles, dressed up with cute pet tricks and Movie includes disturbing, dark and diabolical genetic mutation plot, stun guns and lots of needles, dressed up with cute pet tricks and family bonding. Thematic material was over the head of the 3-year-old I brought and unappealing to the 8-year old with me. Yuck. Expand
  7. BillBob
    Mar 23, 2006
    0
    Hopefully, being a dog for a short amount of time will shorten Tim Allen's lifespan. Another flop, Disney. Another flop.

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