Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget (1999)

Based on the popular cartoon character of the same name, Inspector Gadget is an adventure comedy about a somewhat naive and inept security guard, John Brown, whose big heart is equal to his far-fetched dreams of becoming the world's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 23, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite an abundance of eyecandy, the film doesn't amount to much.

Moira MacDonald

A mere sketch of a film!

Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Inspector Gadget is the longest 80-minute movie ever made!

Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media

Not nearly as good as the TV show.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The movie feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Although it's quick, mischievous and full of visual trickery, there's not much magic in Inspector Gadget.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Plenty of chuckles!

John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

The appeal of this movie is in the gadgets; the script again takes a back seat to special effects.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Unlike the original television show, this film fails to provide genuine gags and the "characters" are far too flat to even call them characters.… More
Jim Careter
Inspector Gadget is a pathetic movie, but kids might like it, but im not a kid.
Alex roy
Being a fan of the cartoon growing up, I was interested in seeing this. I saw it when it was released, and boy did it suck. This film really scraps the bottom… More
Marc Lewis
You know, I never saw the "Inspector Gadget" cartoon. I am 14, so it was WAY before my time. Maybe it was amazing, maybe it was gruesomly unfunny, I… More
Matt Goodman
Hated by critics and audiences upon initial release: Inspector Gadget will always be a guilty pleasure of mine.
Michael Edwards
its halfway decent

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