Parents' Guide to

The Three Dogateers

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Silly Christmas tale with talking dogs, slapstick mayhem.

Movie NR 2014 87 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Questions belief too much!

I turned this on thinking it would be a kids movie being that it is dogs talking. This is not for you her kids! I had a lot of explaining to do afterwards. There is much disbelief in Santa and a dog catcher hits Santa over the head and knocks him out with a shovel. Santa takes off gear and is a depressed man. Santa mentions the word “drunk” at some point as well. Believers or on edge should not watch.

Is It Any Good?

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Another in the "let's save Christmas" pantheon, this film has plenty of feather-brained, over-the-top villains and slapstick action. Stereotypes abound; discussions about body odor and farts announce a reliance on easy and expected laughs. The film invests a lot of screen time on dogs frolicking, dogs running through the desert, and a dog driving a car while on the run. Other than Santa Claus, there's nary a human in the story that rises above the lowest level of goofy humor. The only thing that rescues this amateurish effort is Arfamis, the mixed-breed leader of the Dogateers, whose "I live for valor!" mantra and romantic flights of fancy are inspired. Still, most kids will laugh -- that's guaranteed.

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