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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Dog comedy makes little sense; mild violence.

Movie G 2001 91 minutes
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This looks to create humor out of stupidity and ineptitude, but mostly from one weak joke -- everyone is terrified of a tiny aggressive dog. It may seem nit-picky, but Camille is a vicious, disobedient, destructive, untrained pooch. Show dogs, on the other hand, are meticulously cultivated to be none of those. Although Tahj Mowry gives a charming performance, he's working from a script that allows no one in Hounded to demonstrate the slightest bit of common sense. From the start, it's clear the filmmakers themselves have no interest in logic as several students witness the headmaster confiscating Jay's presentation, providing Jay with all the proof he needs that he was robbed of his project from the start. But pointing that out would have brought the movie's action to a dead halt just a few minutes in and, perhaps, for that we might all have been better off.

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