My Dog Skip - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Dog Skip Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 31, 2010
...a gem of a movie for children and adults, despite its clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
September 19, 2010
Not a mawkish dying-dog tearjerker, "My Dog Skip" carries a touch of Mark Twain, with quasi-dangerous tall tales and awareness of a gap between childhood and boyhood. Plus, as it's said of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," there's cussin' in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
Features two irresistible lead characters -- and you can't always say that about a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 10, 2003
So riddled with live-action Disney movie clichés that I kept waiting for Cruella de Ville to show up and threaten to skin the dog alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
A heart-affecting boy-with-a-dog drama.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2001
An affectionate and tender family film...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Taps into just enough of that connection between humans and dogs to make even jaded cat-lovers a little moist in the eyes.
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
While this family film often follows the traditional mechanics of its genre, the emotions it elicits feel far from manufactured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Frank
January 1, 2000
Skip may not change your life, but if you want a movie you can take your kids to without any trace of off-color jokes, sex, or violence, this is one.
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Bruce McCabe
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Flawless period re-creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert Koehler
January 1, 2000
Flaws and all, this is superior family entertainment in the tradition of quality that co-producer Mark Johnson has long championed.
Tom Sander
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Bring plenty of Kleenex.
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Malcolm Ritter
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
It's worth the trip for kids and grown-ups, because they'll find a quietly moving and powerful story...
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Works because it never tries to be more than the very personal memory piece it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
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.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
This might well be worth a rental for the kids when it comes out on video, but it's a bit too literary despite the wonderful cinematography.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
It may make you cry, but not because you've seen something worthy of your tears.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Paint -by- numbers stuff.
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