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"It's an amazingly bald-faced copy of E. T. even though this is E. T. in a sticky wrapper, left under the heater two hours too long."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Give the kids a break; take them to something else."
‑ , Time Out
"A blatant commercial for McDonald's and Coca-Cola disguised as an E.T. rip-off."
‑ Peter Travers, People Magazine
"Possibly aware that they have something less than a classic on their hands, the makers of MAC and Me have cut their losses by making the film into a kind of cinematic billboard: all space is for sale."
‑ Ben Yagoda, Philadelphia Daily News
"In addition to its lack of originality, Mac and Me is also blatantly commercial, selling everything from candy to soft drinks to fast-food restaurants."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Everything about MAC and Me -- not least the fact that it's fairly well-made and involving -- smacks of crass calculation. The filmmakers even have the gall, in the movie's parting shot, to announce a sequel."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"If you made a film about a homesick extraterrestrial befriended by a little boy, would you dare to have the creature look like E. T.'s cousin?"
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Director Stewart Raffill's film is otherwise an unashamed rip-off of Spielberg's classic."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Mac and Me simply is an uninspired, fast-food version of E.T., The Extraterrestrial."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Watching it's made me a little stupider, buying it would have also dropped me a few social classes."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Mac and Me is a 99-minute commercial occasionally interrupted by a not-so-good children`s movie."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"So why is it so hard to like this film? Having seen it done so much better by Spielberg doesn't help, of course."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"A mercenary display of product placement and a bad advertisment for filmmaking."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Empire Magazine
"So-bad-it's-good "E.T." rip-off; lots of product placement."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Then there's Mac himself, a puppet which couldn't possibly look more like a puppet (a bad, shoddy puppet at that)."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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