The Shaggy Dog (2006)



Critic Consensus: This Disney retread has neither inspiration nor originality, but may please moviegoers under the age of ten.

Movie Info

An unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name. Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) takes his job in the halls of justice very seriously -- so seriously in fact that his wife and family see considerably less of their frequently-absent husband and father than they would prefer. When a case involving an animal laboratory finds the distracted dad once again … More

Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Brady, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 1, 2006
Box Office: $61.0M
Buena Vista - Official Site


as Dave Douglas

as Rebecca Douglas

as Carly Douglas

as Ken Hollister

as Josh Douglas

as Judge Claire Whittak...

as Lance Strictland

as Baxter

as Justin Forrester

as Dr. Gwen Lichtman

as Justin Forrester's A...

as Pound Employee

as Ms. Foster

as Co-Worker

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Critic Reviews for The Shaggy Dog

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (34)

We've seen it a million times.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A surprisingly touching family comedy with real emotion.

Full Review… | February 6, 2007
Film Journal International

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

A good-natured, sometimes silly family fun that will play especially well with the under-13 set.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Christianity Today

...better than one might've expected, primarily due to the enthusiasm with which Allen tackles his role...

Full Review… | August 19, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

At least Fred MacMurray had the good sense to let the co-star playing his son turn into a dog. But this is a Tim Allen picture, so he does the honors himself.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Shaggy Dog

Robert Downey Jr. was good in this.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

A pretty stupid movie, Tim Allen disappoints me.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Not that great, a good family film at best.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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