Scooby-Doo (2002)

The long-running cartoon from William Hanna and Joseph Barbera that began life in 1969 as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? becomes this live-action, tongue-in-cheek comedy-adventure featuring a computer-generated version of the easily frightened,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Lillard is uncannily spot-on as Shaggy, Scooby Doo is a tired live-action update, filled with lame jokes.

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Scooby-Doo knows when to take itself seriously and when to laugh at itself -- even if its audience isn't laughing along at every gag.

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Joe Leydon

Much funnier than it has any right to be, and filled with just enough inside jokes to please longtime fans of the cartoon franchise.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Everyone got into the spirit of the movie (no pun intended) and made a cute film.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The acting is stiff, the story lacks all trace of wit, the sets look like they were borrowed from Gilligan's Island -- and the CGI Scooby might well be the worst special-effects creation of the year.

James Berardinelli

The movie drags, and the occasional bursts of mirth and self-referential humor can't save it from bogging down.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Too scary for most kids, too dumb for most teens.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

As this movie knows what it is, Scooby-Doo's a relatively painless 85 minutes.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The source material here is flimsy to begin with, and neither Gunn nor Gosnell seems to know how to flesh it out.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

What really makes this movie special is Matthew Lillard's inspired performance as Shaggy. It's not only a dead-on impersonation of the cartoon character, but it also comes with a certain kind of unique joy and a genuine soul.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I saw this on its theatrical release mainly out of morbid curiosity really and even back then it was pretty damn poor. About the only thing they got right in… More
Cassie Hill
Love it so much! (:
Nicki Marie
Yeah, it's bad, and generally I hate kids movies, but I liked the cartoons growing up and Sarah Michelle makes a pretty good Daphne and Linda a good Valma,… More
Bethany Murphy
It was ok!
Candy Rose
Original movie in their adaptation of the cartoon. Great cast. The gang go to Spooky island to investigate strange goings on.
Marc Lewis
I HATED Scooby Doo. I really did. The monsters were always, fake, there was never a mystery Velma couldn't solve, and the episode always ended with that… More