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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Ty Burrell (voice)
Max Charles (voice)
Stephen Colbert (voice)
Leslie Mann (voice)
Stanley Tucci (voice)
Allison Janney (voice)
Mel Brooks (voice)
Patrick Warburton (voice).
Directors
Rob Minkoff.
Screenwriters
Craig Wright.
Running Time
92 minutes

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman
The dogfather


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Plot
Mr. Peabody (Burrell) is a hyper-intelligent dog and expert in almost everything, who adopts the orphaned Sherman (Charles) and builds a time machine to teach him about history. But when Sherman uses the machine to try to impress a hostile classmate, history itself is put at risk...


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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

This adaptation of a classic US cartoon looks like they remade Excellent Adventure with Bill as a genius dog and Ted his adoptive son. Young Sherman (Max Charles) destabilises time itself, forcing his canine father Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) to set things right. But really that’s just a hook on which to hang historical cameos, silly puns and a heartfelt father-son bonding story.

The zany action sequences still have a whiff of small-screen cartoon, but there are witty enough gags — da Vinci’s “creepy” attempts to invent his own child — to keep parents entertained while younger viewers wish a dog would adopt them too.


Verdict
There’s a good-hearted father and son tale at the heart of the madness here, but the surroundings are sometimes a little too silly for true greatness.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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Better than..

I enjoyed this film as much as the kids,while its nothing amazing its well worth a watch. A slight return to form for Dreamworks after the abysmal 'Turbo' ... More

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Posted by dethmart at 15:03, 17 April 2014 | Report This Post


Could do better

This is probably for older children certainly not for under 7's the difficult explanations regarding the disemboweling and decapitation is bad enough.Also the film message that as long as your child enrolled in a posh school and exposed to some hard truths about life is fine! It doesn't have the tone and balance of Lego Movie which to appeal to all ages. THe chase sequences are fine but it a bit too clever for its own good. ... More

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Posted by WozisWoz at 16:09, 18 February 2014 | Report This Post


"Back To The Drawing Board".

Mr Peabody & Sherman is an affable enough adventure-yarn for the first two acts, but lacks anything remotely special. There's plenty here for an undemanding audience with slapstick and chase sequences, but the deadpan puns and one-liners delivered by Mr. Peabody fall distinctly flat. By the time the writers have remembered that a central conceit of the story is a time machine, things actually start to become interesting, albeit in their final push. ... More

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Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 23:31, 08 February 2014 | Report This Post



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