Hero Dog: The Journey Home

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Peril, some injury in dog-in-the-wild adventure.

PG 2021 90 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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