Underdog (2007)

After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister, an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Underdog is a mostly forgettable adaptation that relies far too heavily on recycled material and sloppy production.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The endearing airborne-beagle effects help to offset the formula twists.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The lackluster story connects the clichés but leaves the characters isolated. Underdog may have been originally created to sell cereal for General Mills, but this latest incarnation couldn't sell Frisbees at a dog park.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Underdog as a film is not totally worthless. It's a winner with kids, as is anything with a talking dog.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a harmless bore.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Underdog is made for the Saturday morning TV crowd, and parents who lead their tykes to this adventure aren't likely to leave disappointed.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

Underdog works best when spoofing superhero conventions, but the film goes to the dogs thanks to a drab story and frequent stabs at heartwarming bromides.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Whatever the intent, the result is unfit for humankind.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

The TV show was mildly subversive, with humor that children and adults could enjoy on different levels, but the movie strives for a blander, family-oriented middle ground.

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Steve Biodrowski

The essential cartooniness of the plot and the gags works against the rather lame attempt to lather on a message about reconciliation between father and son.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
its not one of the best films ive seen but its entertaining and stays faithful to the original show somewhat. Jason Lee does a good job as Underdog, but the… More
Leigh Ryan
Okay, this was pretty freakin' cute. Can't resist the long running storyline. Underdog was and still is the BEST!
Japes .
Unfortunately, I was forced to watch this movie with 6 year olds. I found the plot boring and uninteresting. I day-dreamed throughout the entire movie. The dog… More
Jason Spencer
A fine kids movie. It kept my kids entertained and that's good enough for me. It's different from the cartoon as it's a superhero dog in the… More
KJ Proulx
It had a few adorable little addition to it's ridiculous story when it first started out, but it was brought down by it's childish slapstick humor and… More
Brian De Guelle
Not my normal sort of movie.But this was quite good in the disney way.It was short and sweet and never boring with a great sence of humour.If you have a little… More