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Step Dogs

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Predictable Home Alone-style adventure with talking dogs.

Movie NR 2013 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

What some find May find offensive!

The movie starts out with a woman wearing a low cut top and her boobs bouncing around while she is filming a movie. What's the purpose for her sharing ... it doesn't make the movie better. I feel it was completely unnecessary. I can handle two people kissing but find the opening scene offensive.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 5+

Great for the Family!

Step Dogs was a great film for the whole family. The film features themes of companionship and overcoming difficulties as well a good amount of humor. I highly recommend to families who have a love for animals and a happy ending. Watching this movie on the dove channel app has allowed me to enjoy family movie night again.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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

STEP DOGS treads a lot of familiar ground: talking dogs, kids left alone, bumbling thieves after the family jewels. But competent performances here make this a perfectly passable, if rather unremarkable, piece of family entertainment.

Kids will enjoy the talking dogs and occasional fart joke, not to mention the endless pratfalls of the would-be thieves. There is a brief mention of the loss of one or more parents of both children to illness or accident, but it's not a recurring issue. That aside, parents can appreciate that this is a problem-free piece of entertainment that hits all the usual family comedy notes.

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