As serviceable an introduction as any to the notion of a sentient set of wheels.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Herbie: Fully Loaded is a perfectly silly movie for a silly season that in recent years has forgotten how to be this silly.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Loaded does not address the fact that a car with superpowers in an auto race is a lot like a home run hitter who takes steroids. Herbie is the new Jose Canseco.
Mike Clark - USA Today
This Herbie is loaded all right. Unfortunately, it's with spare parts from dozens of other equally mediocre underdog sports films.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
A girlpower essay, feeble in its reach, unconvincing in its execution, cute in its tone, endless in its unspooling.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
There's something to be said for lowering your expectations.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Its vibrating crowd scenes and splashy visuals will please the seven-to-12 set.
Nona Willis-Aronowitz - Village Voice
Herbie feels modern in all the right places, with a young heroine whose presence on the track is never questioned or undermined.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
Herbie is a G -- for good, if not grand.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Herbie maintains a special place in the heart of legions of little-boys-turned-men who love their cars like extensions of themselves.
Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News
Herbie: Fully Loaded proves that a movie about a souped-up Volkswagen Beetle with the engine of a rebel and a will of its own can still be a pedestrian outing.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
The movie is pretty cornball.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
We learn about the value of family, listening to your heart and, above all, the importance of corporate sponsorship.
Robert K. Elder - Chicago Tribune
This remake is about half of a very likable film. But in movies (as in auto races) it isn't how you start, it's how you finish. And Herbie should have kept something in the tank for the late going.
David Hiltbrand - Philadelphia Inquirer
All ends well, everyone gets what's coming to them, and any 9-year-old girl who does not stand on her seat cushion and cheer has remarkable self-control.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
This isn't a movie for the ages, but it is a movie for young ages, the kind of film you can unashamedly take your kids to and know they're learning the magic of film.
Tom Long - Detroit News
While you won't care about the human characters, you may find yourself pulling for Herbie.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Lindsay Lohan continues her reign as queen of Disney remakes.
Joe Leydon - Variety
Though Lohan doesn't embarrass herself in a film in which she appears in virtually every frame, this tepid tribute to girl power hardly represents a step forward from Lohan's breakthrough roles.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
As that ancient Beetle with the number 53 on his hood reminds us, when it comes to good kiddie fare, it's about the heart, not the horsepower.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
It's nice to see that Disney remembers its past, even if four decades of social change and global issues seem to have made no impact on it whatsoever.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
I personally did not hoot or chortle or chuckle or holler or wonder, not once.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
I suppose there are worse ways to spend a summer evening than in the company of this cast and the R2D2-like automobile, but hasn't the day of Herbie come and gone?
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
[It] will amuse kids, but this Bug is low on comic gas.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Herbie: Fully Loaded is that modern rarity, a genial, sweet-natured family film, G-rated and proud of it, an old-fashioned Disney movie to the core.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
The "Lohan" (Lindsay) hits a G-rated double as college grad Maggie Peyton, the daughter of a famous car racing family, opposite a self-possessed Volkswagen bug named Herbie.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
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- Time Out New York
David N. Butterworth - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
This film will not do much to restore Disney's fortunes. Lohan does seem to want to grow up . . . but she pretty much sleepwalks through this film.
Peter T. Chattaway - Christianity Today
- Time Out
Bob Grimm - Sacramento News & Review
- Empire Magazine
... depressingly wholesome.
- Film Threat
Una muy agradable sorpresa veraniega que bien vale la pena disfrutar con la familia, con una buena bolsa de palomitas y, lo mas importante, con alma de nino
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
...a thoroughly innocuous piece of work...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
...exactly what we can count on from a Disney comedy these days--weightless, nonabrasive entertainment, appealing mainly to the youngest of children.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Here's an idea--give Lindsay Lohan the keys to a car and see what wreckage comes of it.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
- AV Club
Hopefully, this movie will neither encourage the trend of guys naming their cars -- or body parts -- nor bring back the VW bug...
Michael Szymanski - Sci-Fi Weekly
An enjoyable summer movie that kids will love and adults won't object to.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Yes, it's silly, but it's also thoroughly engaging.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Will never become as classic and as fondly-remembered as the original, but for Disney's youth branch it's a step in the right direction.
Joe Utichi - FilmFocus
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
It's a no-brainer that Disney would do a re-make and a no-brainer is what we got.
Collin Souter - eFilmCritic.com
A classic kids' movie, it redefines the word 'silly.'
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Like a Dodge K-car with 350,000 miles and a good engine - it gets you from Point A to Point B but the ride isn't much fun.
Jeffrey Bruner - Des Moines Register
... a winning combo that could herald a new lease of life for this surprisingly resilient franchise ...
Neil Smith - BBC