Far more enjoyable than I expected it to be, although not anything to cry home about, Clifford the Big Red Dog gets its job done doing what it needs to do. I'll start with the films cons- mainly being the many jokes that don't work and its incredibly generic villain. Yeah its expected to have some corny jokes and some that don't simply work in a movie like this, but its just disappointing to see how in the midst of trying so hard on this film, they still don't realize how it drags the film down in quality. And yeah, the villain is about as forgettable as they come- and honestly a very odd choice. I enjoy Tony Hale as much as the next guy, but he just doesn't work as a villain- let alone someone who is trying to accomplish world hunger, but I guess he just cares about money- but its still such an odd odd choice both casting and writing wise. The film is moderately entertaining throughout and has a very sweet charm to it, even made me tear up a couple of times. Its an incredibly sweet film about friendship and family, and its central message is very well executed in the end. It's not as big as its titular character, but in the end, Clifford the Big Red Dog isn't half bad for an adaptation of a childrens book from nearly 60 years ago. Lets just hope they don't make it into a franchise.
My Rating: 5.6/10.