Get ready for mischief, mayhem and madness with this outrageous comedy starring the "truly hysterical" (LA Reader) Martin Short. Co-starring Charles Grodin and Mary Steenburgen, Clifford is crammed with enough "laugh-out-l... more »oud moments" (Los Angeles Times) and "brilliantly subtle, sophisticated humor" (Entertainment Today) to spoil you for good! Smart, hyperactive and dangerous ten-year-old Clifford (Short) has a lifelong dream: to visit the Dinosaur World theme park. Happily, his uncle Martin (Grodin) has agreed to take him. But when Martin suddenly renegeson his promise, Clifford hatches a devious plan to get evenand teach his uncle that all work andno play makes Clifford a very bad boy!« less
"Clifford is one of the strangest movies I've ever seen. There is an air of the bizarre that permeates the world of this film. First of all there is barely a special effect to make Martin Short appear to be a [...]old other than the fact that he's always photographed half the size than everyone else. (mainly by sitting lower) No CGI here. I find this hilarious. Clifford is also a twisted sugar freak who will do anything to get what he wants. My favorite aspect of Mr. Short's performance is the face he makes everytime he tips the audience that he's about to do something insane. It is that priceless expression that always makes me want to show others this movie. Charles Grodin and Mary Steenburgen make a great supporting cast but this is Short's tour de force. I don't know a lot of people who've seen Clifford but it seems like it should have a cult following. In any event, if you are a fan of Martin Short's work at all you should see Clifford."
The bestest movie in the whole wide world!
Sara B. | 10/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is definitely the most underated movie of the 1990's. No matter how many times I watch this movie, I laugh so incredibly hard. My favorite part is when Uncle Martin is talking to Clifford at the breakfast table and he looks at Stefan and takes it away and says "Why can't you just act like a human boy? What the h&!! is wrong with you?!" and Clifford tries to look at him like a 'normal human boy.' It's hilarious. The other great part is when he plays his recorder. Also the scene where he has been 'tied up' by the motorcycle gang when Uncle Martin comes home. When describing the motorcyclists stories that they told him, Clifford says, "Some of them were fun but some of them were scary." All I know is that this is just a movie that you have got to see for yourself. It's guaranteed to make you laugh my captain!! :)"
WARNING: MGM DVD BUTCHERS CLIFFORD !!!
Theodor Seuss | Philadelphia, PA | 03/06/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I don't ever write DVD reviews on here, but I feel I have to as a WARNING to true fans of this movie. I wish I could give this DVD 5 stars, I really do, but MGM for reasons I can't figure, have butchered this movie beyond belief !!! "Clifford" is one of my favorite movies, one of the bestest in the whole wide world. I was very excited when I read it was to be released on DVD. But some of the funniest scenes in the film have been cut out completely. I'm talking whole scenes. Why ?! What the hell is MGM thinking ?! I am continuously amazed and disgusted by how film companies seem to edit movies re-released on DVD, for no apparent reason. Columbia is famous for editing their release of Three Stooges shorts on DVD, editing out scenes as well. Why ?! I am highly disappointed, and if you are a fan of the original movie, as shown in theaters and on cable, this DVD will leave you disappointed and angry ... So what scenes are cut out on DVD ? * The scene in the airport where Clifford is outed by a woman who knows sign language, when he poses as a deaf child, to collect money. * When "Clifford's" dog "Sneakers" runs away, one of the funniest scenes. "Not my Sneakers ! Not the bestest dog in the whole wide world !" * When Uncle Martin Pushes Clifford's Face into his bowl of cereal. "Oh, honey, be careful how you eat your cereal. Use a napkin. This Boy and His Cereal !" * Among Others. Some of what I believe, the funniest scenes, GONE !!!Butchered !!! Watching this DVD, for someone who knows the original, is a painful frustrating experience more than an enjoyable one. I got this DVD for under 10 dollars, but still ... I'm wishing I had just bought a used VHS. I may return it, if possible. When I bought this MGM DVD yesterday, I assumed I was promised the same movie I knew and love. My closing words to MGM, "Breaking a little boy's promise would be a terrible terrible thing. I would imagine the little boy wouldn't be responsible for anything he was gonna do next.""
Don't judge me Uncle Martin! It was Stefan!
Sara B. | Painesville, OH United States | 09/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has to be the funniest movie I have ever seen. The whole movie is soo funny. My favorites parts are when Clifford talks to Stefan, his fake dinosaur. I love you Clifford and wish there was a sequel!!!!
I'm Larry the scary Rex! I'm a scary dinosaur, but don't be scared of my sharp sharp teeth or my mighty mighty roar!"
One of Martin Short's great comic roles!
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 03/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Canadian comedian Martin Short,who delighted audiences for a while on NBC's Saturday Night Live,delivers another fantastic comic performance as Clifford,a young boy who loves his "new mommy and daddy". As the "mommy and daddy" are Mrs. Ted Danson aka Mary Steenburgen and Charles Grodin. It's amazing how an adult actor could play roles of children so well. Robin Williams did the same thing in 1996's JACK. Short also performed awesomely in FATHER OF THE BRIDE(the 1991 remake) and FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II."