Clifford's Really Big Movie
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)

Because of a misunderstanding on his part, Clifford the Dog thinks his huge appetite threatens his owners' financial well-being--so Clifford and his three canine pals join a traveling carnival. Their goal is to enter a contest that will… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

When clapping broke out close to the end of Clifford's Really Big Movie -- the clapping of little hands, I might add, and not big ones -- it felt as spontaneous and as heartfelt an expression of youthful joy as I have heard in a long time.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Though not exactly a gripping experience for adults, parents have reason to be grateful for a movie that has been so carefully tailored to preschool to first-grade sensibilities.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Charming and harmless. Nap while your kid enjoys.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A slightly distended version of the television program, here voiced by some of the best actors in the animation business, including the late, great John Ritter in the title role.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

Unlike television cartoons that sell their souls to make the leap to the big screen, this animated G-rated film is faithful to Norman Bridwell's beloved book series about the big red dog.

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James Plath
Reel.com

So, how big is Clifford's Really Big Movie? Maybe too big for a toddler's britches.

Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe

It's not dreadful, just dull.

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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly

Trades in easygoing humor to peddle its message of bigheartedness.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Some children might find Clifford's tale on the tame side, but at least as many parents will be happily surprised by the warm and cuddly tone.

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