Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Animation
Release Date: November 10, 2021
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2021
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may get younger viewers to sit and stay, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is nowhere near as charming as its classic source material.

Janaya Greene
Chicago Reader

The movie carefully follows the Clifford theme since his creation in the 60s: a big fun creature, going on big journeys and showing people young and older alike that it's a beautiful thing to stand out.

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Chris Hewitt
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The template for this family comedy seems to be the live-action "Paddington" movies, but where they are inventive and hilarious, this one is formulaic and a little strange.

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Laura Potier

Beast filmmaker Michael Pearce's second feature offers another engaging, character-driven story wrapped in a genre-bending package.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Clifford is only slightly bigger than an elephant, which is giant for a dog, enormous for a New York City apartment resident, and sure to cause stress when the time comes for his adoptive family to deal with his inevitable burial.

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Trace Sauveur
Austin Chronicle

Watching this vaguely preternatural, shoddily animated interpretation of a beloved character parade around really makes you feel the disconnect between page and screen.

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Michael Ward
Should I See It

...a harmless, annoying cinematic babysitter you likely will never want to consider hiring again.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

For [young children], it will work fine. For older viewers, though, it may be hard to ignore some of the clunkier moments of a script.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Kids will enjoy the comic mayhem and happy ending and parents will enjoy their enjoyment.

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Jack Bottomley

[It] may not be quite Paddington level when it comes to masterful children's book-to-screen entertainment. But the audience will likely love it nonetheless.

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