Think Like a Dog

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
Think Like a Dog Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 7+

Scientist boy and dog have an adventure; potty humor, peril.

PG 2020 85 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Lots of bold sexual innuendos!

I struggle really hard trying to find good movies for my children. But no matter how awesome a movie is they always feel the need to throw at least one thing in that ruins it to where I won’t let my kids watch it. I made the mistake of not reviewing this movie first and there are a lot of cringeworthy sexual innuendos in this movie. They bother me existing in kids movies at all, But these ones were pretty bold, not just “It’ll go over their head” level. Other than that it was a very good kids movie. It was Sooo close to being a good, clean movie. But I’m very disappointed at their need to interject adult and sexual themes in a kid/family movie. They just don’t belong there!!!!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
age 7+

Age 7+ but mostly boring to that age

Subplot on divorce wasnt too heavy, but it was a little much for some kids. Didnt really keep my three boys' interest throughout. The 10 year old enjoyed it more than the 7 and 5 yr old. Kinda meh overall.

This title has:

Great role models

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Isle of Dogs Poster Image

    Isle of Dogs

    Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.

    age 11+
  • Frankenweenie Poster Image

    Frankenweenie

    Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.

    age 9+
  • Zootopia Poster Image

    Zootopia

    Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.

    age 8+
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman Poster Image

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Punny time-travel adventure with lots of comic peril.

    age 6+
  • Adventure Time Poster Image

    Adventure Time

    Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.

    age 10+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a dog and mouse
    Cats, Dogs, and Mice
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    Friendship
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a beaker
    Science and Nature
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate