Parents' Guide to

SK8 Dawg

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Tale of a bullied boy and his talking, skateboarding bulldog

Movie G 2018 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Great family kids movie!

Cute with a good message. Great to watch with the family. Better than a lot of movies out there.

This title has:

Great messages
age 6+

Relevant kids movie.

Skate Dawg gives a good message for kids (and adults) on how to deal with bullying, parents needing to pay attention to their kids needs and passions, and sibling companionship. Several funny scenes in the movie make you laugh out loud. And that Dawg can SKATE!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Buddy is a truly gifted "athlete," canine species notwithstanding, and young J.D. Hoppe does his best with the material he's been given, but this poorly-executed film has little else to recommend it. Writing, directing, editing, and most performances in SK8 Dawg are barely passable. Skateboard great Tony Hawk shows up for about 20 seconds to read a line or two and skate perfunctorily. Still, kids love talking dogs, especially as wisecracking narrators, so it may please its intended audience. And, you've got to give it to "Buddy," he's authentic. He skateboards like a champ!

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