The original film's director, Charles Martin Smith... has been replaced by Richard Martin, who brings a family-hour blandness to every scene.
| Original Score: 2/4
[The film is] marked by dumbfoundingly bad dialogue, cliche-driven plotting and groan-worthy predictability.
| Original Score: 1/4
As sequels go, Air Bud: Golden Receiver is barking up the wrong tree.
The film is pleasantly sweet and occasionally sharp.
| Original Score: 3/5
Though the movie is inept in a number of key ways, what it really lacks is a lead actor who can carry his scenes with an un-doggish panache.
It's a Styrofoam-cup comedy, lightweight and disposable, but this G-rated fantasy of suburban family life is a good bet for its intended audience of 12-year-olds and younger.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver is a pale shadow of the entertaining 1997 family movie. It's a sequel that lacks the spirit and sweetness of the original.
| Original Score: 1.5/4