Good Boy! Reviews
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
January 21, 2005
This high-concept melding of E.T., Dr. Doolittle, and Roots is goofy enough to intrigue.
January 15, 2004
The ensuing wackiness will no doubt please children given to mooning over the family pet; it will lull their parents into a painless, agreeable stupor.
January 1, 2004
Good Boy! is in that mid-range of family films that kids will like and that parents will enjoy rather than endure.
November 25, 2003
Like a flea-ridden old hound that hasn't learnt any new tricks and insists on slobbering over your shoelaces, it's curiously loveable all the same.
October 25, 2003
"Good Boy!" is rather fetching, especially for the small fry.
October 22, 2003
First-time director John Hoffman ... betrays a novice touch, shuttling the film between slapstick sequences and sentimental excess.
October 20, 2003
Liam Aiken is the heart of this movie; the fantastic voice casting and animal training is the machine. Both serve their purposes well.
October 18, 2003
...folks will be barking up the wrong tree if they were to consider this pooch picture an escapist treat for impressionable minds...Good Boy! is nothing but a bland knockoff of Spielberg's E.T.
October 17, 2003
For adults, there's the yearning for the days of when your mutt was your best friend and the only one who understands you, and that's enough of a nostalgic reason to go see "Good Boy!"
October 17, 2003
Broderick's misplaced voice-over is just one miscalculation of many, amid the lame special effects, poorly sketched parents and forcing the great Carl Reiner to give voice to an old sheepdog's comments about flatulence.
October 16, 2003
Pales when placed next to all the similar movies it is shamelessly derivative of.