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Air Bud

Air Bud (1997)

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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2

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The heartwarming story of a boy, his dog and a basketball forms the basis of this family comedy from Disney. Snively (Michael Jeter) is an unfunny clown whose appearances at children's parties are usually upstaged by his dog Buddy, who has learned how to shoot a basketball. Snively is tired of being upstaged by the pooch, and he eventually abandons him. Buddy is taken in by Josh (Kevin Zegers), a shy boy whose father recently died. Josh's mother Jackie (Wendy Makkena) moves them to a small town

Feb 3, 1998

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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (11) | DVD (7)

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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