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Finding Rin Tin Tin

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Comic mayhem, potty humor in amateurish dog comedy.

Movie PG 2007 90 minutes
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The movie makes conceptual missteps: over-the-top comic pratfalls, extended mistreatment of a young victim of war by a cruel army cook, and ridiculously unbelievable rescues. (Rin Tin Tin saves an entire village covered by an avalanche of snow by leading the soldiers to one rooftop.) What might have been an uplifting story about a talented, brave, and almost-smarter-than-human dog and his new friends, has little to recommend it.

The amateurish special effects, wooden acting, and the simplistic-in-your-face messages, certainly don't help. The best that can be said is that the dog is lovable, the relationship between Rinty and his master is heart-warming, and it's interesting to find out how the real Rin Tin Tin came to America.

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