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Inspector Gadget Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

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

  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Disney has struck once again, taking a passably entertaining cartoon and turning it into a motion picture so lifeless that it's almost unwatchable.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The plot was an arbitrary concoction.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The image of this kitchen-magician dream robot comes at us in little jolts and spasms that have the zappy, self-contained rhythm of a fast-food tie-in commercial.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    Feels like a demonstration reel for toys, action figures and future DisneyQuest installations.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Not nearly as good as the TV show.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has commercial tie-ins, non-stop cartoon violence, and possible bad role models for children. Kids may want to imitate the evil RoboGadget, which scares a little boy by demanding money and threatening him with knives and other weapons. RoboGadget also burns down the town after yelling, "I'm going to kick some butt!"

  • Families can talk about how this movie compares to the 1980s TV series on which it is based. Why do you think Penny, Gadget's young neice, is a great role model for little girls?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: One race-related joke. An Asian man, running from RoboGadget, screams "This is why I left Tokyo!" Conversely, Penny, Gadget's young neice, is a great role model for little girls.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: There are lots of battles between the good and evil Gadget, featuring limbs being ripped out and a disembodied talking head.

  • sex false3

    Sex: No sex per se, but there does seem to be an undue emphasis on leering innuendoes.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The movie boasts blatant commercial plugs for Disney as well as Coca-Cola, Skittles, and M&Ms candy.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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