Joseph Lederer
Adam Markovitz
June 04, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Marmaduke

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
87 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/04/10
performer
Judy Greer, Owen Wilson, William H. Macy
director
Tom Dey
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
Vince Di Meglio, Tim Rasmussen
genre
Comedy

We gave it a C-

If the phrase ”From the producer of Garfield” doesn?t scare you off, then step right up. Based on another long-lived Sunday funny, Marmaduke is more of the same: a toddler-targeted comedy about a furry ball of id (in this case, a Great Dane voiced by Owen Wilson) who runs amok around his loving owners (played here with self-loathing cheer by Lee Pace and Judy Greer). An afterthought of a plot ships the family from Kansas to the O.C., offering SoCal set pieces — like a doggie surfing contest — to spackle the few gaps between big-dog-small-world jokes. C-

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