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Fluke (1995)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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A man learns to be a better person when he turns into a dog in this thoughtful and surprisingly somber drama for the family. Tom (Matthew Modine), a businessman, is so driven to succeed that he all but ignores his wife Carol (Nancy Travis) and their son Brian (Max Pomeranc). Tom's perspective changes when he dies in an auto accident and is reincarnated as Fluke, a big brown dog. Fluke wants nothing more than to be with Carol and Brian, but he gets lost as he tries to make his way home. He's

Mar 6, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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This strange family fare, about a dog that was once a man, tries unsuccessfully to combine the expected magic of animal adventures with some more serious ideas.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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As if banal platitudes about work-vs. -family aren't insufferable enough, there's a kicker gag involving Jackson that'll even have Mister Rogers begging for Pulp Fiction II.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Dog tale with death, danger more intense than you expect.

May 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Touching in a shaggy dog sort of way.

July 14, 2005
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Terrible dog movie. Schmaltzy family crap.

August 11, 2003
About.com

It deals with challenging issues for the younger crowd in a sensitive manner and is still able to avoid patronizing the parent viewers.

July 11, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Fluke has some interesting points to make about animals and about living in the present moment.

August 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Fluke

A film with both a shaggy-dog type story and a moral. A little bit for everyone.
July 19, 2014
Redlats

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Parents, if you ever see this on the shelf of a video store, don't let the cute little dog wearing shoes fool you. Fluke is a very heavy dog movie. And by heavy, I mean by the film's themes.

Here's a brief synopsis: Fluke is a dog who was once a human. After dying in a horrific car accident, he re-incarnates as a dog and goes on a journey to find his wife and kid who he left behind. Sounds dark? I know.

Who knew that a movie about a dog can be a real tearjerker? Fluke is either going to make you cry or make your heart like a 10-ton safe.

This is not a movie for the toddlers. Watch this movie if you have kids who are 7 and over. DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH VERY SENSITIVE KIDS!!!

It might be pretty hard to see this at the video store. If your a Netflix member, definetly add this to your queue. When you do, I hope you enjoy it.

Fluke only grossed $5 million upon its release and was badly received by critics upon its release. But with mostly positive reviews by the Rotten Tomatoes community and a 60% fresh rating, I have a feeling that Fluke might have become a cult classic.

"We can keep each other warm."
July 22, 2010
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Bentley Lyles

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Just as it's called, a fluke in the movie making industry.
July 13, 2010
FrizzDrop

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Lame, depressing, and just plain inappropriate for kids. I find it amazing that Samuel L. Jackson chooses to waste his talents on crap like this.
June 1, 2011
Dillon Lupky

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