Inspector Gadget
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Matthew Broderick stars in this live-action adaptation of the popular animated series. When a well-meaning but overly trusting security guard is wounded in an explosion created by the evil Dr. Claw, a beautiful scientist named Brenda (Joely Fisher) takes him under her wing and turns him into a crime-fighting dynamo by replacing his limbs with a wealth of gadgets and gimmicks. Now dubbed Inspector Gadget, the once-na´ve guard can fulfill his dream of becoming a crime-fighting detective, and as he investigates his first case - namely, who blew him up -- he finds out that the man responsible also… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mere sketch of a film!"
‑ Moira MacDonald,
"Inspector Gadget demonstrates how a movie with little more on its mind than tickling the eyeballs of 7-year-olds can feature spiffy, jack-in-the-box special effects and still end up a dud."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Not nearly as good as the TV show."
‑ Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media
"Maybe the Saturday morning set will love it, but adults can expect a go go Gadget migraine."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Might be torture for even kids to sit through!"
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Examiner
"The movie feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Plenty of chuckles!"
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"...a kind of relentless "wacky" slapstick movie that plays like Robocop (a film that shares its basic plot) married to Pee-wee's Big Adventure."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Lacks originality and charisma!"
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Almost entirely devoid of story, wit, style and character development!"
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Although it's quick, mischievous and full of visual trickery, there's not much magic in Inspector Gadget."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Rupert Everett was on a winning streak until this movie came along."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The appeal of this movie is in the gadgets; the script again takes a back seat to special effects."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The gags never work; the characters never matter, and the story never flies."
‑ Jim Chastain, Norman Transcript
"What a joyless, fussy contraption of a movie!"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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