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Air Bud Spikes Back

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Cute dogs but dull plot; one of weaker Air Bud titles.

Movie G 2003 88 minutes
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age 5+
As we go into the second movie in the series, there's a loss of charm. Young children will enjoy the 'cute doggy' but there isn't a lot to keep preteens and up interested.

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Although the dog stars are adorable (there are four dogs playing the lead), the movie would be more fun if it only featured them and dispensed with the dull plot. There are too many things going on, and none of it is very well-developed or even presented in a very interesting way.

The best sequence is one in which Andrea and her brother, Noah, start a dog-sitting service, because there's really nothing cuter than a little kid trying to wash a really big dog. Besides that soapy fun, the scenes featuring Buddy playing volleyball are entertaining -- although it's hard to imagine that the opposing teams wouldn't protest having to play against a dog. The acting is flat, the situations unrealistic, and the whole thing terribly predictable. That said, if there are dog lovers in your family, they'll enjoy the canine antics.

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