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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Dog tale with death, danger more intense than you expect.

Movie PG 1995 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

Bad but

The deaths in the movie
age 6+

Not a good ending

The ending didn’t make any sense , I was really sad :(

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's an earnest, heart-warming story about the value of an examined life somewhere in Fluke. The movie is well-acted with wonderful music, surprises, and performances -- especially from Comet, one of the most enchanting canine actors ever to grace the screen. But death and danger abound, and are delivered with cruelty, brutality, and lots of sadness.

Viewers, especially young ones, may be in constant fear for Fluke's life and well-being. Some challenging issues are introduced as well: medical experiments using animals, reincarnation, and homelessness. Families with older or mature kids would do well to watch Fluke with them. It may spark discussion, and it certainly will have an emotional impact.

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