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Doogal Review Critics


Dave White Profile

… you'll have a nice nap. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    An animated movie designed with very young children in mind. And very young children should be very angry about that. Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    The polite word for all this is "repurposing," a euphemism for "hauling someone else's garbage."

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Strictly for the small-fry set, lacking the visual style, wit or imagination necessary to entice adult viewers.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

So-so kids' movie about animals saving the world.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film features an evil wizard (a jack-in-the-box without his box, bouncing on a spring), who wants to freeze the world and rule it, by means of gathering together three magical diamonds. Characters are afraid, fall off cliffs, crash vehicles, fight skeletons with glowing eyes, face scary situations (and say they have "pooped" or "slimed" themselves when frightened), and occasionally carp at one another. Crude humor includes farting and slapstick violence.

  • Families can talk about the primary lesson learned by Doogal, that friendships are more important than his desire for candy. How do his friends, who help him save the world and Florence, show their loyalty to him even when he seems lazy or selfish?

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: Puppy learns that friendship and loyalty are most important, even more than candy.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Animated crashes, falls, explosions, and a diabolical plot to rule the world.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Jokey references to candies, characters, and texts (e.g., Three Musketeers, Harry Potter, "Thriller," Lord of the Rings, Wutang Clan, CSI).

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue