Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. 38
    The bite and bark of Underdog are both pretty awful, but little kids might take this pooch for a walk.
  2. 38
    Underdog! Rest assured, there is no superhero cliche left unchewed; they even manage to slide in a "Lady and the Tramp" homage while they're at it.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    For adults -- even adults with fond memories of the TV series -- this is one bizarre mess.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Director Frederik Du Chau's big-screen Underdog has all of the cartoons' crudeness and none of their charm. It's the celluloid equivalent of sugar cereal: cheap, empty and headache-inducing.
  5. Underdog may have been originally created to sell cereal for General Mills, but this latest incarnation couldn't sell Frisbees at a dog park.
  6. 16
    The result is unfit for humankind.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. QB.
    Aug 7, 2007
    Not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, but I laughed. and I enjoyed the homages.
  2. Jun 15, 2014
    Two is generous, one is fair, and zero is understandable. Its plot and writing is macabre, and Peter Dinklage's acting is wasted on this pathetic and clichéd villain. The entire film is a cliché, and one that fails to even make fun of the superhero genre. Making animals heros is already boring, and in a way disturbing to me Full Review »
  3. Apr 30, 2014
    Underdog is an easily forgettable, throwaway flick strictly for children. The movie is sloppy, derivative, and cheesy, and never thrills us or gives us any compensation for its bad script. Full Review »