Dudley Do-Right

Director/Writer:Hugh Wilson
Universal Pictures; PG; 90 minutes
Cast:Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina

Based on the Jay Ward cartoon, Dudley Do-Right is a lazy live-action kiddie comedy. Brendan Fraser plays Dudley Do-Right, the backwards-riding Canadian Mountie, a fount of plodding good will. Snidley Whiplash (Alfred Molina) is plotting a fake gold rush to lure in American tourists. When he's not saving the day from the silly side of capitalism, Dudley is torn between horse love and his upper-primate affection for Nell (Sarah Jessica Parker).

Fraser appears animatronic, like he's cruising through this movie on autopilot. Which he probably is. More was expected after his stunning performance in Gods and Monsters.

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