Garfield - The Movie
Garfield - The Movie (2004)

Jim Davis' famous cartoon cat finally makes his way to the big screen in this adaptation of the popular comic strip Garfield, which combines live action with CGI animation. Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) is a sweet, if somewhat clueless,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 11, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: When the novelty of the CGI Garfield wears off, what's left is a simplistic kiddie movie.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Without Murray, the film would have much less appeal.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Though Garfield runs barely 80 minutes, it seems a good hour of it involves chases, furniture and luggage collapsing, and grown-up actors madly mugging.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

I felt the same misery, despair, offense and nausea while watching this film as I did The Cat in the Hat.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice

No one can accuse Garfield: The Movie of infidelity to its source: It faithfully conveys the banality of Jim Davis's cartoon.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's nothing to recommend about this film except its sheer innocuousness.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Cat-astrophic for adults, but kids will love it.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a film without energy and without spirit.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Bland, workmanlike and instantly forgettable.

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Hewitt's movie isn't without its laughs but it's ultimately a pretty pointless picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
Tolerable. Bill Murray saves Garfield.
Michael Edwards
great movie for kids and fans of the comic strip and it is a very funny and enjoyable film all around to watch mainly because of the fantastic performance given… More
Bethany Murphy
A childhood favourite and a classic!
Richard C
not a good movie. C-
Jim Careter
This movie stunk. Bll Murray may sound like how I would imagine him, but I never imagined such a horrible movie.
Dead Angel
Love this fat cat :D