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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent animated movie against dogfighting; abuse, cursing.

Movie NR 2019 90 minutes
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The filmmakers certainly have their hearts in the right place by wanting to raise awareness and encourage reporting of dogfighting. Unfortunately, Chance misses a lot of opportunities to really drive the message home effectively. The voice actors sound like they're reading out loud instead of inhabiting a character, and awkward lengths of time between lines of dialog add to the sense that the characters aren't really together in the same place. The animation is fairly realistic looking, but especially when it comes to movement and texture, it lacks some of the details and finesse that could make characters more expressive and make it easier to believe that they're really in the spaces created by the backgrounds.

Dog lovers, and especially pit bull lovers, who can handle the violence may enjoy the story of a dog who won't give up, but it's not a feel-good movie for the whole family, and sensitive viewers of any age may find the depictions of violence and abuse too much. Although there's little blood and no gore, the extended depictions of animal abuse and cruelty, as well as the occasional strong language, make it best for teens and up.

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