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Underdog (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Underdog is a mostly forgettable adaptation that relies far too heavily on recycled material and sloppy production.

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After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister, an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and in particular one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebread. When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capitol City only Underdog can save the day.

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Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Dr. Simon Barsinister
Alex Neuberger
as Jack Unger
Jim Belushi
as Dan Unger
Timothy Crowe
as Pollice Chief
Mario Mariani
as Police Officer
Jason Lee
as Underdog
Brad Garrett
as Riff Raff
Amy Adams
as Polly
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Critic Reviews for Underdog

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (24)

Underdog works best when spoofing superhero conventions, but the film goes to the dogs thanks to a drab story and frequent stabs at heartwarming bromides.

July 23, 2008

At just over 80 minutes it feels not so much like a proper film as a piece of extended filler for slow afternoons on Disney's TV channels.

February 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Despite the talent on show, there's little to distinguish this from any other bland family comedy.

February 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

The elements of the film don't quite mesh: The villains are cartoony, but [director] Du Chau aims for soggy family drama in his father-son story.

August 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The endearing airborne-beagle effects help to offset the formula twists.

August 9, 2007 | Rating: B-

It's a harmless bore.

August 6, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Underdog

its not one of the best films ive seen but its entertaining and stays faithful to the original show somewhat. Jason Lee does a good job as Underdog, but the other actors aren't very good or as entertaining except for Patrick Warburton as the dumb right hand man to Simon Bart Sinister, its such a stupid character but the jokes are so forced with this character that it is funny. I'll say it is definitely not a good film for the regular male adult or teenage demographic, but if you have a little girl, its okay.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

Unfortunately, I was forced to watch this movie with 6 year olds. I found the plot boring and uninteresting. I day-dreamed throughout the entire movie. The dog was cute, but the film really didn't impress me.

Japes .
Japes .

Super Reviewer

½

It had a few adorable little addition to it's ridiculous story when it first started out, but it was brought down by it's childish slapstick humor and cheesy effects.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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