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Sherlock: Undercover Dog

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Tedious talking-dog film has some cartoonish violence.

Movie PG 2004 78 minutes
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There are some very entertaining movies about animals with human traits, but this isn't one of them. There are plenty of ways to make a live-action film about talking animals in a smart and entertaining fashion: Good acting and a compelling script go a long way, as does a story that seems quasi-believable (if you ignore that talking-animal concept). SHERLOCK: UNDERCOVER DOG has none of this. The acting is mediocre at best, the story is ridiculous, and much of it simply makes no sense (even after you accept the verbal canine). Young children may get some entertainment from the pratfalls and slapstick humor (OK, the cop who's repeatedly covered in spilled food elicits a few chuckles), but there's not much here to like.

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