Snow Dogs (2002)

Snow Dogs



Critic Consensus: A mediocre live-action children's movie, Snow Dogs is filled with cliched dialogue, tiresome pratfalls, and stale fish-out-of-water jokes.

Movie Info

Two Oscar-winning actors add a family-oriented comedy to their resumes with this Disney-produced arctic adventure. Snow Dogs stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ted Brooks, a Florida-dwelling dentist with a successful chain of offices and a comfy, poolside lifestyle. All this changes, however, when he finds out that he was actually adopted as a child, and that his birth mother has died and left him an inheritance in her home state of Alaska, of all places. After arriving in the snow-bound clime, Ted … More

Rating: PG (for mild crude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Kouf, Tommy Swerdlow, Michaël Goldberg, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 2002
Box Office: $81.1M
Buena Vista Distribution Compa - Official Site


as Ted Brooks

as Thunder Jack

as Dr. Rupert Brooks

as Peter Yellowbear

as Sneed Brother No. 1

as Vet No. 2

as Sneed Brother No. 2

as Arthur

as TV Reporter

as Young Ted

as Dr. Brooks

as Mrs. Yepremian

as Rollerblader with Do...

as Receptionist

as Ernesto Julio Santis...

as Race Official No. 1

as Race Official No. 2

as Chess Player

as Chess Player

as Miami Pretty Girl

as Miami Pretty Girl

as Blonde Guy

as Old Man

as Chatting Woman No. 1

as Chatting Woman No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Snow Dogs

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (27)

What Faustian bargain did Gooding make, forcing him to star in this insipid fish-out-of-water comedy that paints him as a Bolton fan?

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Comic action, appealing hero, splendid dogs; some scares.

Full Review… | August 5, 2014
Common Sense Media

Horrible acting, horrible script, and horrible direction plague this fiasco of a movie.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

"Snow Dogs" doesn't offer much, but to be fair, it had the youngest viewers at my screening cheering and laughing until the end.

Full Review… | September 12, 2007
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Whoever let the dogs out should probably consider a career change.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

...As fleeting and insubstantial as a snowflake, and about as much fun.

Full Review… | February 8, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Snow Dogs


It's not terrible, it's an entertaining family comedy and probably the best disney have made with some guy and some huskies.

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Super Reviewer


This movie is so cliche and stupid im sad i ever saw it as a kid, and I hated it.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

A wonderful family film. Cuba Gooding Jr. was hilarious as Ted Brooks & Sisqo who played Rupert was hilarious as well. I also enjoyed Nichelle Nichols (Amelia Brooks) & Joanna Bacalso (Barb). Of course I loved the Michael Bolton cameo because I love the song Jack Sparrow & he's awesome in it. Such a great movie and another adorable walt disney pictures classic.

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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