Jock the Hero Dog

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Uplifting dog tale features more menace than you'd expect.

PG 2012 80 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

Great story that reflects the reality of life.

This animated movie is adapted from a book written in the same spirit as Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang". When I was in first and second grade (6 to 7 year old) these two books were the most popular at the school library with both boys and girls. If you think your child would like those books then they will like this movie.

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age 13+

This was the only movie we ever stopped watching

Really don't bother - I wouldn't waste my time at any age - aside from horrible production value, very boring and complicated narrative, and not figuring out what the fascination was with the dog - we watched for about 40 minutes and turned it off - no wonder we never heard of it before - lots of violence and very horrible people and animals depicted - it was a very 'mean' movie - at least what we saw - we couldn't get through enough of it to see the 'meaningful' part of the movie. (which I doubt outweighed the horrible stuff) The nice main character human was quite unsympathetic and bit of a dolt, his guide was a better role model. It was more like a violent PG-13 movie but was animated - so you think it is friendlier - - it also stole little items from Ice Age, and Lion King - so they thought they had a formula... As an adult I wouldn't waste my time - as for the kids - age 8, 9, 10 - it was horrible - killing animals, torturing animals, drowning animals, bullying people, fighting with people, animal on animal violence, people on animal violence, people on people violence, etc. You get the picture.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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