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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Terrible, dull dog movie filled with iffy behavior.

Movie PG 1991 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

I’d like a refund, please!

This movie is awful. Can’t believe it is rated PG! The kids in the movie cuss & an adult says, “GD”. The storyline is also poorly written. Don’t waste your time or $ on this one.

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Too much swearing
age 8+

i love this movie! i watched so many times, it hilarious!! i don't know why commonsensemedia don't like it! its amazingly funny

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

BINGO is a failure as both a comedy and a dog movie. The jokes aren't funny and many of the scenes involving Bingo are shocking in their cruelty. For instance, poor Bingo gets shot at with a rifle by his original owners, and later gets a gun put to his head by a bad guy taking him hostage. And that's just the beginning of the outright bizarre attempts to mine humor out of a dog who can perform tricks running the spectrum from knowing Morse Code to walking a straight line for a police officer after he drinks a bottle of champagne.

This movie can't even be enjoyed in a "so bad, it's good" kind of way. There really is nothing redeeming about it. None of the characters are likeable, the "gags" consistently fall short, and the content overall is without merit. It's difficult to imagine pet lovers of any age finding anything worthwhile in this awful movie.

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