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When advertising exec Phil Winslow (Lee Pace) gets an offer to head the account for a California-based dog-food company, he uproots his wife (($Judy Greer}), three kids, and their beloved Great Dane, Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson), from Kansas to the Sunshine State. Once there, the big canine befriends a group of mutts at the local dog park, but after a surfing competition brings Marmaduke celebrity, he turns his back on his new pals. Eventually, a disaster helps the oversized hound and Phil learn about the importance of family and friendship. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Truly a milquetoast Scooby Snack for pet-friendly families who thrill to computer-generated mouth movements on real-life four-legged critters."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"Scripters Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio have cobbled together a plot from bits and pieces of other family-friendly pics."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"a gross mis-use of CGI animals"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Spectacularly sentimental, full of ridiculous computer-animated action, and makes sure its animals are a good deal less pallid than the humans on view."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Fans of the single-panel cartoon that has run in newspapers since the 1950s will find plenty to disappoint them in this live-action adaptation."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"I had a Scooby-Doo nightmare flashback."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"Brad Anderson's long-running saga of the melty-looking Winslow family and the gangling, interfering Great Dane that should've been put to sleep ages ago gets a film treatment."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, L.A. Weekly
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"There is only so much fun you can have with a talking dog and Marmaduke quickly exhausts the possibilities."
‑ , Daily Express
"The incoherent, moralising script demeans a number of actors, including William H. Macy, Judy Greer and David Walliams, reduced by a kindly editor to an ineffective cameo."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"This movie is one big dog."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"This is another opus to take that small, well-trodden step from the funny pages to the big screen. But we're in live-action territory here, meaning that real people actors compete for camera time with real dog actors."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Marmaduke sinks to Beverly Hills Chihuahua levels of awfulness and only reaffirms that talking animals aren't funny -- they're boring."
‑ Jason Zingale,
"Better than Cats & Dogs, but praise hardly comes much lower."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Dogs may be for life but the memory of this film will last about 20 seconds."
‑ Limara Salt, Little White Lies
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