A Dog's Journey

Critics Consensus

A Dog's Journey is as sentimental as one might expect, but even cynical viewers may find their ability to resist shedding a tear stretched to the puppermost limit.

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Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his "boy," Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan's wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ's mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey's adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ's best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

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  • This is the type of movie where all characters are either "good" or "bad," nothing in between, and the only emotions are "happy" and "sad." It's as if it was written from the emotional mindset of a dog.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • It's about halfway through the film when one realizes how much deeper Mancuso and team are going with this dog's journey... It's about how dogs can fill the hole in your heart that a person might leave.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Is A Dog's Journey one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest?

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • I enjoyed the film, as many will, in a split-brain way that goes to the essence of fantasy -- half-believing what I wanted to be true, embracing the emotional manipulation whenever possible.

    May 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A Dog's Journey ends in bittersweet fashion, but with the suspicion that this franchise will live on.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The love we share with our canine companions is one of the simplest emotions there is, and to build an entire film around manipulating that love is lazy storytelling.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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