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A Dog's Tale

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Poor quality boy-turns-into-dog movie has iffy behavior.

Movie NR 2003 91 minutes
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Yikes -- A DOG'S TALE is one terrible movie. Perhaps in better hands, this boy-turns-into-a-dog movie could have been something enjoyable, but what we have here is a mess of bad acting, gaping holes in the plot, and flat attempts at comedy and drama. Also, there are voiceovers that are so incredibly bizarre, adults might question their sanity. You almost expect to see the Mystery Science Theater 3000 silhouettes appear to make witty comments about the awfulness of this film. Unfortunately, they're not there.

Everything about this movie screams "amateur hour," though some kids might be entertained regardless. But luckily for parents and kids, there is no shortage of great dog movies to substitute.

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