Parents' Guide to

Ozzy: The Fast and Furriest

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Potty humor, bullying, dark tone in animated dog tale.

Movie G 2017 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

Not for children

I don’t know how this could be rated G. It was so inappropriate. Name calling, fixed prison races, fighting and other aggression, theft, etc.
age 2+

So trash

Rob Schindler as Pinocchio is terrible acting

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (5):

This movie starts out nicely enough, then takes a rather dark turn when poor Ozzy is sent to what amounts to a sweatshop prison. Aside from a bully paperboy and his menacing bully dog, Ozzy's home in suburbia is spacious, and his owners adore him. But then Ozzy is abused verbally and physically, and his owners are told that Ozzy has died, leaving a little girl in tears. Somehow, the owners of dozens of dogs in a town have been told by an evil owner of what is ostensibly a luxury dog kennel that their dogs have died, and nothing has been done about it. Pet lovers and more sensitive viewers will be horrified by what they're watching.

Ozzy: The Fast and Furriest is an obvious attempt at a parody of prison movies -- the Southern good ol' dog warden, the Mafia don and his blockheaded henchmen, a dog with a Scottish accent just because -- but even that falls short, as the humor is so obvious and the characters so stock the joke hasn't been funny in decades. There's a forced lesson on standing up to bullies, but the cruelties and potty humor (dog urination, dog defecation) and the overall low quality of the movie overwhelm this lesson.

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