Parents beware. This big-screen adaptation of the long, long-running comic strip (56 years!) looks even more painful than originally feared. Cell-phone solitare or a nap are your best bets.
"...bad puns ("Cow-a-bark-a") are what pass for screenwriting here."— Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune
"A lame, worn-out story wrapped in a pelt of fluffy dog fur."— Dezhda Gaubert, E! Online
"...trots out set pieces of doggie surfing and doggie break dancing, and of a wild all-dog party that trashes the Winslows' living room. These cinematic feats are accomplished with meat-cleaver editing and awkward, jittery computer-generated imagery. The well-cast voices for the expressionless animals are at least good for a few smirks."— Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Marmaduke the movie is exactly the kind of mind-numbing kiddie trash that parents dread taking their kids to."— Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"...saves its farts for the beginning and end, but the stink carries through the whole movie."— Keith Phipps, Onion AV Club