Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
Wiener-Dog Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 17+

Peculiar, intriguing deadpan comedy has some dark material.

R 2016 90 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 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 18+

Appalling - Cruel, Mean and Rotten

If you love animals - or if you rescue them, as I do - DO NOT see this movie. It is nothing but the journey of a cruelly mistreated dog at the hands of selfish, rotten and broken people. Whoever finds this movie to be a comedy has some serious issues. Even in the preview we are treated to a man jerking the collar of the little dog while screaming "Heel, Motherf*cker!, Heel!"...then, later in the movie (Spoiler!) as the poor dog is tossed between homes of despicable people while getting named "Cancer" and then getting run over multiple times in the road while the Director lingers on its lifeless body for impact before the dead dog is scraped up to be made in to an art piece at a gallery. Hilarious! What is wrong with people?! Take this movie and replace the dog with a 3 year old human toddler and tell me it would be acceptable. If this is what the "high-minded", "educated" set calls "art" the world is doomed.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a dog and mouse
    Cats, Dogs, and Mice
    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