Parents' Guide to

Lucky Dog

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Awful Chinese animal caper has some violence, scary scenes.

Movie NR 2014 96 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Really Dramatic

Lucky dog is the right kind of movie for you if you're a very specific and understanding person, it might seem really bad but its really, not.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

LUCKY DOG seems to hit all the wrong notes. None of the characters is very likable, and although some of them are sometimes funny (Poh Sister and her brother are so over-the-top ridiculous that they do get a few laughs), the awkward overdubbing makes it hard to enjoy most of the dialogue. Small children may find it difficult to determine who the good guys really are in this movie, as most of the characters either engage in illegal activity (the somewhat likable Poh Sister and her brother are thieves, and Poh Song is a criminal) or are mostly after making money.

Parents and young children alike also may be disturbed by the way animals are put in peril. Although the film has a happy ending, the story leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. With so many good animal adventures out there, this is definitely one you can skip.

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