The Love Bug
The Love Bug (1969)

The "star" of this Disney film is Herbie, a lovable Volkswagen. Abused by a bad racecar driver, Herbie is rescued by racer Jim. Out of gratitude, Herbie enables the luckless guy to win one race after another. The real fun begins… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 13, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

The Love Bug is surely the first film in which the actors...are so meticulously insipid that a car can handily steal the show.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Such a vulnerable movie that if it were a little less sappy, one might feel compelled to protect it, as if it were someone under 7 or over 65 -- that portion of the public for which it is intended.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The first of the silly VW Beetle with a cute personality comedies, is as childish dated and occasionally sweet as the others.

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Variety Staff

For sheer inventiveness of situation and the charm that such an idea projects, The Love Bug rates as one of the better entries of the Disney organization.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

What this autopopathism means in terms of American culture is a subject I neither understand nor wish to.

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TV Guide

The entire cast give standout performances, but Herbie steals the show in this well-directed, funny picture.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

'Herbie' and his plucky stunt drivers steal the show in this agreeable family entertainment.

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Polly M. Robertus
Common Sense Media

Kids will fall in love with this spunky Bug.

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Steve Crum

Suffers now from dated special effects, but still cute.

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Directors Cat
Herbie is cute and hilarious, the love bug is an example of a non human main character that doesn't need to speak out to be adorable. The slapstick and… More
Phil Hubbs
Easily the best Herbie flick and one of the best live action Disney films. Great effects, nice acting, Disney pro Dean Jones again with brilliant back up from… More
Aj V
My favourite kids movie of 68, it was so much better than I expected. It's funny and exciting too. I highly recommend it.
Dean McKenna
Delightful wild and hilarious roller-coaster ride! Amazing Disney comedy aobut a Volkswagen with a mind of it's own; subtle it ain't, but the… More
Daniel Mumby
There are some films which can't be remade, some films which don't need to be remade, and some films which you really shouldn't remake. The Love… More
danny d
great flick

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