My Dog Skip (2000)



Critic Consensus: Critics say My Dog Skip is cute, wholesome entertainment for the family. It's especially designed to appeal to your sentiment, but you might find yourself choking up just the same.

Movie Info

The year is 1942. As the Allies unite overseas to keep the world safe for democracy, there are voices at home that are barely heard. One of them belongs to Willie Morris, a shy and gawky eight-year-old whose childhood is even more quiet and isolated than his home town of Yazoo, Mississippi. An only child, ignored at school and uncomfortable with girls, Willie looks up to and confides in next-door neighbor Dink Jenkins, the town's star athlete, who's preparing to ship out in the service of Uncle … More

Rating: PG (for some violent content and mild language)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gail Gilchriest
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2000
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Willie Morris

as Jack Morris

as Ellen Morris

as Dink Jenkins

as Big Boy Wilkinson

as Henjie Henick

as Spit McGee

as Rivers Applewhite

as Army Buddy

as Older Willie

as Hunter No. 1

as Skip (older)

as Grandmother Mamie

as Snake Girl

as Junior Smalls

as Aunt Maggie

as Skip

as Spectator

as Man on Street

as Spectator

as Army Buddy

as Mrs. Jenkins

as Woman on Street

as Aunt Maggie

as Veterinarian

as Pump Jockey

as Mr. Goodloe

as Accordian Boy

as Mrs. Applewhite

as Baseball Coach

as Millard

as Miss Abbott

as Waldo Grace

as Accordion Boy

as Mr. Jenkins

as Rivers' Friend

as Bible Boy

as Grandfather Percy

as Baseball Coach

as Older Big Boy

as Lt. Hartman

as Spectator

as Older Spit

as Armpit Boy

as Older Henjie
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Critic Reviews for My Dog Skip

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (26)

Taps into just enough of that connection between humans and dogs to make even jaded cat-lovers a little moist in the eyes.

January 1, 2000
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

In its own quiet, poignant, character-driven way, it's a movie for almost anyone of any age who's hungry for a beguiling 95 minutes.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Flawless period re-creation.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Flaws and all, this is superior family entertainment in the tradition of quality that co-producer Mark Johnson has long championed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

It's worth the trip for kids and grown-ups, because they'll find a quietly moving and powerful story...

January 1, 2000
Associated Press
Top Critic

My Dog Skip probes the concaves of memory to tell an honest tale and produce what is easily one of the best films for the entire family.

January 1, 2000
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for My Dog Skip


My Dog Skip is a very good family drama. The film is quite simple, but manages to be very good. The cast do a fine job here, and lead actor Frankie Muniz is very good compared to his other film roles. This is a well acted film, one that is sure to appeal to the entire family. This film has charm, a well written story and a good dose of comedy into its drama, which makes it a memorable film. The film is nothing new, but it works well enough to be fun, dramatic, sad and entertaining. What makes this film worth watching is the performances of its cast, and the witty script which make the film much better even with a not so brand new plot. This is the type of film we've seen many times before, however it still manages in being a must see film due to a good script. This is also a well directed film, and it's one terrific film that is sure to please anyone of all ages. This is among the best family films in the last fifteen years, and it has something for everyone. The film is a must see if you're looking for the perfect family film, and it has everything you'd expect from a good family oriented drama comedy. The film is not perfect, but it still has enough going for it to make it worth watching. With a good cast, a good story and good directing, My Dog Skip is a wonderful film. This is one of those rare family films that is actually something that anyone of any age groups will surely enjoy. The film is not cheesy and is always fun, dramatic and sad.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Cute, but no recommendable movie.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This true story has been re-created for one reason only, to touch the hearts of all ages and to feel sympathy for a boy and his dog as he faces the challenges that every boy his age faces. This film is brilliantly acted, well casted, good-hearted, family-friendly, funny, and will have you in tears by the time the credits role. This film touched me in ways that many movies have been incapable of touching me in. There may be a few scenes that seem a little undeveloped and rushed, but that is not enough to stop this film from being what it is: amazing! I feel some charcters (particularly the bullies) are a little too quirky for such a heart-felt story, but this film knows what it is trying to accomplish, and does it with ease. It will make you think twice about life, and just how precious every living thing in life truly is. Fantastic Film!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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