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A Doggone Adventure

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Low-budget talking-dog movie has slapstick humor.

Movie PG 2018 85 minutes
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This is a low-budget talking-dog movie marred by bad acting, a clunky storyline, and amateurish production throughout. A Doggone Adventure would all be fine if there was any real entertainment value, but unfortunately, there really isn't, and not even in a "so bad, it's good" kind of way. Attempts to reach the adults watching via jokes referencing Dirty Harry and the old television series Unsolved Mysteries not only fall flat, but also make the movie that much more excruciating for anyone but the youngest of dog lovers, who don't care about anything else but seeing a cute dog on the screen.

Furthermore, the dog doesn't even start to appear regularly until 20 minutes into the picture. Before that, the movie is trying to untie the Gordian knot of several confusing storylines happening at once. In terms of the acting, the kids are on par with the acting seen on Barney & Friends, and the adults aren't much better.

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