The Garfield Movie

critic Reviews

, 37% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Garfield Movie rolls along at a zany enough clip to be diverting for kids, but this animated adventure doesn't much resemble Jim Davis' iconically grumpy creation.
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    Wenlei MaThe Nightly (AU)
    For parents hoping for a bit of nostalgia, you may want to just drop the kids off at the cinema and then sit in the car and fire up the old Garfield cartoons on YouTube.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    Hyperkinetic stuff, lots of famous voice stars, almost no relationship to the original source... it just let me thinking of Bill Murray.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    As [Garfield] used to say, “Big fat hairy deal”. What more is there to add?
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    This animated take on the adventures of the plus-sized ginger sourpuss is a refreshing step up from the lazy, lasagne-based humour of the live(ish) action versions.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    May sport a deep knowledge of film history to delight cinephile parents, but it is still a kiddie movie and comes with the same zany, harried energy one might expect from such a project.
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    Amy NicholsonWashington Post
    Unlike lasagna, Garfield the cat lacks layers.
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    Kate RodgerNewshub (NZ)
    An inoffensive, not entirely memorable, three-and-a-half-star watch...
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    David GriffithsSubculture Entertainment
    If you are a lover of old-school animated comedy then you will quickly fall in love with The Garfield Movie. This is a movie that long term fans of the comic books will enjoy but may receive mixed reactions from those not used to the antics of Garfield.
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    Whang Yee LingThe Straits Times (Singapore)
    The funniest Mission: Impossible episode Rhames has ever been in.
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    Asher LubertoLA Weekly/Village Voice
    Unfortunately, this bright, bonkers movie overstays its welcome, and it’s exactly the kind of hyperactive drivel that’s derailing the genre.
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