Turner and Hooch Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2014
Dog-buddy comedy has lots of slobber and some violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 26, 2009
I laughed heartily with the film, but I almost went cross-eyed trying to consider what the hell this script actually contained before Disney, five screenwriters, and two directors tore it apart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
The rather mechanical style of director Roger Spottiwoode (who took over the film after original director Henry Winkler departed) fails to enliven the stereotypical criminal proceedings.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
From the moment when Hooch first appears to the strains of Strauss' 'Also sprach Zarathustra', the gags can be smelt a mile off, and the thriller elements are as hackneyed as an episode of Murder She Wrote.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 31, 2004
So-so little comedy that's better than you'd think.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Cute dog 'n' guy comedy
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
Silly, early-Hanks fun
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
November 18, 2003
Hanks is great. A nice mix of laughs and tears
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 15, 2003
A dumb idea that winds up being an entertaining buddy picture
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...[the ending] feels out of place and out of synch with the rest of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The one level on which this mild children's comedy works is as an extended gross joke for 8-year-olds.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 3, 2003
The beginning of the end for Hanks as a comedian -- dig it for that, but don't be too kind.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 12, 2003
Proof of the W.C. Fields adage that you should never work with animals or children.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 12, 2002
Anything with a dog is great, but this one steals the show.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The film doesn't know whether it wants to be a cutesy comedy or a thriller, as it revolves around a murder/drug money plot.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If there's a new hair in this dogeared dramedy, it would take a bloodhound to sniff it out.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Hanks, who can even grace a film such as "The 'Burbs," is always a movie's best friend.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 24, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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