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Air Bud

Air Bud (1997)

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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2

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A charming children's movie about a lonely boy and a dog who can shoot hoops.^L^C5 Since his father's death, Josh Framm (Kevin Zegers) has become increasingly withdrawn. Even basketball, once his passion, scarcely seems to matter. His worried mom (Wendy Makkena) moves the family to a small town near where she grew up, hoping that a fresh start will revive Josh. But he doesn't fit in well at school, and seems worse than ever. Until he finds Buddy, an abandoned golden retriever who can nose a ball

Feb 3, 1998

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A high-flying dog tale for kids.

September 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

There's an air of acceptance throughout the film, but the movie never stops to stand at a pulpit and preach this message.

April 18, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A basketball playing Golden Retriever shows his stuff on several high-school basketball courts.

March 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

I guess it was a pretty good movie, though I got a little bored halfway through and took a little snooze. I like air conditioning. There was lots of popcorn on the floor.

January 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Air Bud may be bland, but it's also offensive.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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August 12, 2011
spielberg00

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I don't understand why people think a basketball playing dog is entertaining. It's impossible for a dog to play in the first place, although the movie tries to make it seem feasible. Overall, I hated this movie.
July 21, 2011
ajv2688

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This was fun and original but you get thinking that it is kind of ridiculous that a dog plays basketball! However,I love the concept and these films can keep on coming!
October 1, 2010
KJ Proulx

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A dog that can play sports - that's crazy! Like all the Air Bud movies, totally radical!
December 20, 2009
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