Time Out says
The screenwriters attempt to update the timeworn concept of a loveable great dane causing havoc for his all-American family by moving the entire enterprise to Orange County. Cue the theme to ‘The OC’, a show cancelled three years ago but which the writers have bizarrely opted to use as a template, transforming ‘Marmaduke’ from a cutesy family comedy into a berserk all-canine high-school acceptance drama, complete with mean jock dogs, outsider nerd dogs, dumb cheerleader dogs, keg parties under the pier and surfing competitions. For dogs. This idea is almost weird enough to work, but it’s let down by the feeble characterisation, sickening special effects, an obnoxious human cast, an overall sense of smugness and a complete absence of good jokes.
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