Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

Benji: Off the Leash!



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Directed by Joe Camp, Benji: Off the Leash! follows the plight of three underdogs: Benji, who is literally a dog; the funny but none-too-bright Sheldon; and Colby, a 14-year-old facing some real problems. The unlikely trio is brought together by the nefarious efforts of an ill-intentioned puppy breeder who wants to use Benji's mother in an irresponsible backyard puppy mill. The film serves as a prequel of sorts to the Benji franchise, and features Chris Kendrick, Nick Whitaker, Duane Stephens, … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and some mild language)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Joe Camp
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 28, 2004
Box Office: $3.6M
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Critic Reviews for Benji: Off the Leash!

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (20)

A mildly pleasant, aggressively retro kidpic that should please undemanding moppets without unduly boring their parents.

Full Review… | August 23, 2004
Top Critic

All the Benji productions have had a high corn content, but in this one, even the corn is cheap.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The overall unevenness of tone is the movie's biggest flaw, but the slo-mo scenes of doggie derring-do are quite funny, and the message about how to treat both humans and animals evergreen.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Parents ... are more likely to experience the film as a blend of clumsy slapstick and mind-numbing bathos.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Long before the happy ending arrives, even the most dedicated dog lover will have ceased to care.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

It all plays very much like an extremely drawn-out episode of Lassie updated with references to child, spousal and dog abuse.

August 20, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Benji: Off the Leash!

Really bad acting. It was kind of annoying to watch.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer


Forced to watch, but it turned out to be enjoyable. Nice subplot with puppy mill.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


Cute and funny just like good family movies should be. Reminds of all the Benji movies I watched and enjoyed when I was a kid.

Kaitlyn Jackson

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