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|Inspector Gadget |
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Andy Dick
Director: David Kellogg
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Strictly for kids, this 1999 live-action feature version of the popular cartoon series seems long even at 80 minutes. As a video, it's easier to take and appreciate for what works best in the story: the special effects. ... more »
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Angie Kathleen L. from OREM, UT
Reviewed on 3/4/2010...
Really fun movie--somewhat hokey but that's part of the charm. Don't care for later Inspector Gadget's with different actors.
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An Adroit Live Action Master Work
SirGeorgeMartini | Chihuahua Legs, Wyoming | 11/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Inspector Gadget offers more than you'd expect from a superhero blockbuster with dazzling special effects and a well-written script. The casting is the true strength of the film. Matthew Broderick has always won critical acclaim, due to his superb acting versatility in films including War Games, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Cable Guy, and Godzilla. In his finest performance, Broderick transforms the two dimensional cartoon character made famous by Don Adams, from a security guard into a compassionate, crimefighting cyborg, made up of equal parts of "MacGyver" and "Robocop" with tear-jerking results."
Inspector Gadget - a movie that your family will enjoy!
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 07/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I know that the movie didn't do as well in the box office and that critics bashed it. The question is why I bought this DVD. I have a few reasons actually. #1) I was a big fan of the animated series as a child. #2) I like Disney films #3) It was on sale. Three major reasons and yet I even struggled to watch it because it was bashed on so much and it was only 78 minutes long.So, I was expecting a bad film but you know what. I enjoyed it. I actually liked the movie. It's definitely not below average. Matthew Broderick is actually a good Inspector Gadget. I think with the way movies are, many people tend to want to see a different Inspector Gadget, perhaps someone more violent. Well, if that's the case...there is the Criterion edition of Robocop with the added gory scenes that you can buy. This movie was made for kids as was the cartoon and I'm a kid at heart because I grew up with the show.One of the things you'll notice is that it's a Disney DVD with extra's. Yes, it's a miracle isn't it. The majority of all Disney DVD's don't have squat in them. This one has a 30 minute featurette on "Go Inside Inspector Gadget". It also has a music video from Youngstown and the trailer. Not bad Disney...keep adding more! Also, the sound is well done with the 5.1. Good use of the rear channels!One negative was the layer change. It was during a so-so important scene and that was not good to place it in that area of the movie. They could of put it somewhere else.Otherwise a good movie for the young ones. Just a little warning for parents with younger children: Seeing Broderick with his head backwards or seeing him get blown up may frighten your child. So, all in all an enjoyable movie for the family."
Go Go Gadget Dud...
Kent | USA | 09/03/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Like most of us who heard about this movie, I was expecting great things when I went to see it. Oh, if only I had known better. Sure, I was mildy amused at times, but I found quite a few disappointments. First, the movie doesn't even follow the cartoon all that well. It has the names of the characters, but that's about it. Not to mention the characters were played by the wrong people. Good acting... but it doesn't fit the cartoon, dang it! -- There were some very nice special effects, but the movie's already pretty short and it doesn't show very much of what the Inspector can really do. I really wanted to see him utilize his capabilities. Lastly, being a Disney movie, they just had to throw in a ton of slapstick humor. Kids eat that up all the time, but it really isn't that funny. -- Overall, Inspector Gadget was a very promising film, but Disney spoiled it with all their inaccurate "gadgets.""