Clifford (1994)

Versatile Canadian comedian Martin Short plays a 10-year old boy in this comedy aimed at younger audiences. The tale is told in flashback to another little boy. Clifford is a manipulative brat. Clifford really wants to visit Dinosaur World… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Orion serves up another long-on-the-shelf turkey with this gimmicky, poorly conceived comedy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Clifford is not bad on the acting, directing or even writing levels. It fails on a deeper level still, the level of the underlying conception. Something about the material itself is profoundly not funny. Irredeemably not funny.

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TV Guide

A weird movie that could have stood to be weirder still.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Now let's have a show of hands: how many want to see Martin Short play a ten-year-old brat who makes everybody miserable and winds up staying with his uncle (Charles Grodin) in Los Angeles for a week?

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Remember when Martin Short was funny?

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Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

A hellish, horrible experience wasting the talents of all involved.

Caryn James
New York Times

When Martin puts Clifford on a harrowing hyperspeed version of the Larry the Scary Rex ride, the special effects are impressive, but not worth waiting for.

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Witless slapstick with leering, obnoxious man-child.

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Chuck O'Leary

One can't help but laugh at Short's nutty rendition of an unctous little 10-year-old devil, and Grodin's angry reactions are equally funny as his increasingly exasperated uncle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This is one of those family films that just don't work. The use of comedy here is so bad and painful; it made me hate Martin Short afterwards. This film… More
Curtis Lilly
This was back when Martin Short was kinda funny, and didn't make me want to rip his larynx out. It was pretty good if I can recall, like how he makes… More
Lucas Martins
The screenplay is not the best, but Clifford have an odd and involving dark humor. Sometimes not so funny, but that call the attention. Fresh.
Lafe Fredbjornson
A hilarious black comedy where Martin Short plays "Clifford", one of the naughtiest boys in the world. It's hilarious, seeing him acting like a… More
James Alvarez
Still just as funny as I remembered it was when I saw it over 10 years ago. Regardless of its silliness Martin Short does an amazing acting like an impossible… More
danny d
decently funny and entertaining