Parents' Guide to

Spooky Buddies

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Halloween puppy movie might be too scary for youngest kids.

Movie G 2011 88 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 18+


This movie... was awful! My kids after watching this movie were shaking and crying for weeks at the thought of one of these dogs! They took interest in the dark arts and now want an ouiji board?!?1/?1//1/1!!! This movie was truly evil in every conceivable way. I would give it less than 1 star if I had the option! Mommies everywhere beware!
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age 13+

Dont watch it

Worst show disney has ever created. On the cover it looks like a nice show but its sad, creepy, and inappropriate for kids. My 9 year old son watched it at school and you came home in tears feeling scared. Stupid movie!! (And teacher with a bad judgement call).

This title has:

Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20):
Kids say (20):

Scarier than the previous "Buddy" movies, this Halloween-themed story of mayhem and black magic may prove to be fun for die-hard fans of the puppies. (It should be noted that the cute pups have smaller roles than the human children in this installment.)

But overall, this mildly entertaining, nonsensical tale with cheesy effects and amateurish, over-the-top performances by almost everyone has little sincerity and even less charm and humor. What's more, the film's inclusion of supernatural Halloween lore (ghosts, haunted houses, monsters, fierce animals, spells, etc.) may be frightening for very young or sensitive kids.

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