(2002)

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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Would I see it again? Not even for a Scooby snack.
63
Knows when to take itself seriously and when to laugh at itself -- even if its audience isn't laughing along at every gag.
63
Baltimore Sun
Bland, inoffensive, formulaic and occasionally amusing - just like the animated kids' show that inspired it.
50
Do you really want to spend money watching what is essentially marginality, or would those dollars be better used to see a better film or even buy a good book?
50
This dog will inevitably let down purists looking for the elusive combination of smart and funny.
50
New York Daily News
The movie is so shiny, bright and noisy, the under-10 set ought to be sufficiently entertained.
50
Charlotte Observer
I took a 12-year-old along to Scooby Doo just in case I didn't get it. Our verdict: one paw up, one paw down.
42
Entertainment Weekly
The antics involving ghosts, chases, and burping that divert the small fry don't mix with the jokey, tribute-band dialogue spouting from the Mystery, Inc. gang.
38
It's unclear why the writers bothered to update the cartoon, unless it was to expand the possibilities for quips and jokey ideas. If so, they failed in their mission, as the movie elicits few laughs.
38
Miami Herald
The best thing you can say about Scooby-Doo is that Matthew Lillard makes a really, really good Shaggy.
30
As reformulated by the aggressively mediocre director Raja Gosnell and screenwriter James Gunn, this Scooby-Doo is entertainment more disposable than Hanna-Barbera's half-hour cartoons ever were.
20
Rolling Stone
Get out your pooper-scoopers. Doo happens June 14th, warn the ads for Scooby-Doo. And they say there's no truth in Hollywood.

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