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Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Wowzers, this silly caper is hampered by poor CGI animation.

Movie NR 2005 66 minutes
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This addition to the Inspector Gadget franchise feels like an afterthought -- if simply because the CGI animation is so poorly executed. The gadgets look tired, the expressionless characters do nothing to help the mediocre dialogue, and the silly moments are ham-stringed by the stagy design.

The idea that Inspector Gadget is trying to recruit a giant dinosaur to help him with his juggling routine is zany enough to remind viewers of funny Gadget episodes. And Bernie Mac's guest appearance as the voice of the Gadget Mobile lends the movie a little professional credibility, but fans will be disappointed in this effort because it lacks the zip and vim of the TV show.

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