Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog

As Emily struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt, becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches Emily and her uncle the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.

  • Released: 2021-11-10
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Stars: David Alan Grier, Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang, John Cleese, Tony Hale, Paul RodrĂ­guez, Horatio Sanz, Sienna Guillory, Rosie Perez, Kenan Thompson, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Russell Wong, Karen Lynn Gorney, Melanie Chandra, Russell Peters, Kevin McCormick, Yasha Jackson, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Ray Strachan, Alex Moffat, Tovah Feldshuh, Keith Ewell, Bear Allen-Blaine, Ty Jones, William Shatner
  • Director: Walt Becker
 Comments
  • kevin_robbins - 24 December 2023
    Clifford the Big Red Dog is a fun, cheesy family film reminiscent of "Call of the Wild" or "Lyle."
    My daughter and I recently watched Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021) on Prime. The storyline follows a young lady who adopts a dog that grows in size based on the love it receives. The dog's enormous growth leads to a happy home until those responsible for the dog's chemistry want him back.

    Directed by Walt Becker (Wild Hogs), the film stars Darby Camp (The Christmas Chronicles Part Two), Jack Whitehall (Jungle Cruise), John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda), David Alan Grier (In Living Color) and Paul Rodriguez (Blood Work).

    The movie delivers what you anticipate. The CGI is entertaining and well-executed. However, the storyline and villain are merely okay, leaning towards predictability and cheesiness. Some scenes, particularly involving sheep and plastic hands, provide a chuckle. The ending follows the anticipated formula.

    In conclusion, Clifford the Big Red Dog is a fun, cheesy family film reminiscent of "Call of the Wild" or "Lyle." I'd give it a 4/10 and recommend it with appropriate expectations.
  • dan_tench - 22 September 2022
    Awful
    Jack Whitehalls attempted, no idea what, accent is... offensive to my ears and completely unnecessary, he is British and his sister is British... why he had to put on this fake American (I think) accent is beyond me... as soon as the director heard the accent they should have quit the movie. Beside Jacks terrible accent, generally all the actors in this movie were terrible, the plot was terrible and the movie genuinely is terrible. 1 star is generous and is only given as the visual effects of Clifford himself could have been worse, though even the dog effects are not the best. This movie would only be enjoyed by people with a severely lacking iq.
  • cdddvqc - 23 June 2022
    Shallow but enjoyable for ages 7-12
    This is a wholesome and cute romp aimed squarely at older children (ages 7-12), and it scores in that regard. It's a great weekend rental, but I wouldn't want to own it as I can't see us watching it more than once or twice.

    Pros: -Fairly good CGI on Clifford -Decent character development, especially in the main character Emily Elizabeth -Exciting action scenes -John Cleese and Tony Hale shine in their roles

    Cons: -The acting is pretty hollow. It's hard for actors to interact with CGI that isn't there during filming, and that's evident. Unfortunately, scenes with only humans aren't much better. Kids won't notice, but these performances are far from Oscar-caliber -product placement galore, almost to the point it's obnoxious. Why would a wealthy child with a housekeeper in a New York penthouse be eating Hardee's burgers? Why would a guy who lives in a truck have an iPhone AND an Apple Watch?

    -Jokes are hit and miss. Some made my BB kids audibly chuckle. Others left them groaning at how bad they were.

    Overall, it's a good kids' movie and makes for a fun family movie night. It has good themes of love, acceptance, the strength of family, and reliance on and cooperation with our loved ones. I wouldn't buy it at full price, but it's definitely worth a RedBox rental or sale price ($5 bin).
  • lojitsu - 16 April 2022
    I've never been to Burning Man.
    Here's The 4K Lowedown on "Clifford the Big Red Dog" (PG - 2021 - Blu)

    Genre: Comedy/Family My Score: 6.2

    Cast=10 Acting=4 Plot=7 Ending=6 Story=6 Funny=7 Chemistry=6 Script=4 Family=8 Music=4

    A young girl's love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size.

    "This is the craziest thing I've ever seen, and I've been to Burning Man." I have never been to Burning Man nor was I impressed with this movie. Clifford used to be a childhood favorite of mine...I just lost interest about halfway through. It's good for the family, though...I would say 5-10 years old would be best. I can't recommend this as any better than a meh, but if your kids love dogs, this should be a fun watch for them.