(2002)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
Variety
Just fast, frenetic and funny enough to amuse both new fans and longtime devotees of the characters who have inspired more than 30 years worth of animated TV episodes and made-for-video features.
50
New York Daily News
The movie is so shiny, bright and noisy, the under-10 set ought to be sufficiently entertained.
50
Village Voice
As this movie knows what it is, Scooby-Doo's a relatively painless 85 minutes.
42
The film's technological selling point -- having a computer-animated Scooby in a mostly live-action world -- is strangely unimpressive. In fact, it's virtually unnoticeable: a testament perhaps to the audience's increasing knowledge that in today's CG-driven Hollywood, all movies are cartoons.
42
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
ReelViews
Captures the essence of its TV inspiration, which is to say that it's not nearly as clever as it thinks it is. It also feels very, very long.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Mostly, the plot is busy and incomprehensible and the action sequences directed with all the art of a detonation.
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.
10
The A.V. Club
A work of Battlefield Earth-level miscalculation.
10
Washington Post
The gratuitous vulgarity is just one more reason that Scooby-Doo should never have left the pound.

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