Parents' Guide to

Cool Dog

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Some cartoonish violence in so-bad-it's-good dog tale.

Movie PG 2011 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

The Coolest Dog is now in the Coolest Movie. Who You Gonna Call? Cool Dog!!

I wish there were more stars available to give Cool Dog. The Coolest Movie ever made about one cool dog named Cool Dog.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 2+

Fun for kids

I have a 2 year old and we somehow stumbled onto this little gem. My daughter loves it and so we watch it 2-3 times per day. At first, I thought it was just so bad but I have to admit that it’s grown on me. It’s cute because the dog can do anything and it’s funny for my 2- year old who gets that dogs can’t do things like drive cars, etc.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (2):

No, this movie is very far from "good." In fact, the acting is a level of awful that should be fun for families who enjoy movies of the "so bad, it's good" variety. The plot and special effects are absurd, and the characters are either bland or annoying. Perhaps if younger kids are looking for a movie as wacky and unreal as possible, COOL DOG could be the film to watch, but even that would be a stretch, and they're just as likely to find humor in the scenes that are not deliberately funny.

Furthermore, Rainy the Dog doesn't seem all that "cool," as the title would suggest. He's amazingly loyal (making it to Manhattan from Louisiana to reunite with Jimmy and all) and has talents that would put most renaissance men to shame (tugboat operating, harmonica playing, checkers winning), but aside from wearing headphones and an iPod from time to time, he's not exactly Keith Richards.

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