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Beethoven's 4th

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Potty humor abounds in predictable sequel.

Movie G 2009 94 minutes
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The humor in BEETHOVEN'S 4TH stays at about a second grade level, and it's the kind of humor you probably don't want to encourage in your young kids. Silly pratfalls, dog slobber, dog vomit, dog flatulence, a leash to the groin -- to say nothing about a story that doesn't really start happening until the halfway point.

The impression here is that the story, such as it is -- a retelling of sorts of The Prince and the Pauper -- exists merely to kill time between the inevitable scenes of Beethoven making a big ol' mess of things. Whether or not Beethoven's drooling, trash-eating presence is enough to overcome what is basically a pointless sequel churned out to make a buck in the straight-to-DVD market is entirely dependent on whether or not you believe dogs acting silly in movies trumps everything else.

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