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Parents' Guide to

Snow Dogs

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Comic action, appealing hero, splendid dogs; some scares.

Movie PG 2002 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Great feel good movie

This movie is simple, engaging. This is an excellent family movie sort of in the vein of Home Alone which my daughter couldn't get enough of when she was 3.
age 7+

Dog lovers movie with excitment

Exciting and funny. Good for dog lovers.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Don't expect clever or witty. Don't expect subtlety or nuance. Don't even expect polished filmmaking and performances. It's a slapstick comedy from beginning to end. Everyone plays it broad and one-dimensional. And, especially if you're a kid, it's very funny. Kids will get all the jokes, laugh at all the pratfalls. Some may ask questions about one live mom and one dead mom or be surprised that an African-American man has a white dad he didn't know about or wonder why Ted had to fall in love in what was otherwise a perfect trip to Alaska, but they will enjoy the movie. Dog lovers will not be disappointed either.

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