Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

America's favorite Great Dane is more "O.C." than "Lassie."

PG 2010 87 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 39 reviews

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age 8+

An obnoxiously mind numbingly terrible movie

Imagine logging into YouTube kids and watching 1 hour and 30 minutes of little baby bum quality Johny Johny yes Papa videos in a movie form. This is LITERALLY what this movie is. I honestly didn't even know that English speaking actors were the voice actors, no less some pretty famous ones at that because the voice acting was that terrible. I can't say anything good about this movie at all. The content, the context, the for value and the lack of any lesson presented or to be learned with zero structure all screamed YouTube kids content aimed at toddlers to keep their attention span constantly and bizarrely pointlessly aimed at the screen. In hindsight and after watching it a few more times, I think it's not a movie for young kids at all and I'm not joking. Maybe it was made for zombie training them into mindless TV watching machines? Painfully that is a possibility. All of these new movies like this are very bizarre and in my opinion should totally be avoided at all costs. I give this move one star because it didn't have any value, add anything insightful, it's far too mind numbingly obnoxious to be funny and it's full of violence and name calling. Pass pass ruff on Marmaduke.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 2+

Horrible movie

The worst kids movie I have ever been forced to watch. My son is almost 2 and doesn’t get scared so age rating doesn’t concern us. He moderately enjoyed it since it has dogs in it but got bored 30 minutes in (he will watch full movies if he likes them). For me it was a horrible experience, my husband turned it on and it’s worse animation than there was in the 90s. It doesn’t teach anything positive, full of bad stereotypes the really the biggest thing was it literally hurt my eyes to watch it. Jokes aren’t funny, please don’t watch this movie.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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