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Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Slow-paced dog movie teaches lessons on empathy.

Movie PG 2001 96 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

great message

I think Shiloh 2: Shiloh season is a great movie for a family night in because it is educational for children that people might be the way they are for the time being but there is always hope for that person to change into a better one. I think children can learn and benefit for when they have grown up to have hope for people that they can change and it's not too late to change. It is a great message to send out to children and families and they can use this movie as a perfect example to have that hope yes there is too much drinking in there but it's educating the kids of what the reality and for what the real world is like and they can benefit from this to help the ones who needs to be helped.

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What makes this movie stand out from so many other movies with "bad guys" is its attempt to try and understand the "bad guy" and why he behaves the way he does. Most movies are content to have a bad character and leave it at that, but Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season attempts to show that some people who grew up under abusive circumstances and became mean as a result can be reformed through steady acts of kindness.

This doesn't entirely make up for the mostly flat acting and slow pace of the movie, but with a bit of luck, such actions and discussion should get families thinking about the behaviors of those around them, and why people might act the way they do. This is a mostly wholesome movie, in spite of the drinking and driving and a scary scene involving three angry dogs chasing after a little girl. And, for dog lovers, there are plenty of scenes of Shiloh the adorable little beagle bonding with Marty and the entire Peterson family.

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