A Dog's Way Home

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A Dog's Way Home may not quite be a family-friendly animal drama fan's best friend, but this canine adventure is no less heartwarming for its familiarity.

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Separated from her owner, a dog sets off on an 400-mile journey to get back to the safety and security of the place she calls home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives.

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There's not much variation on the old themes here. What's new is the film's definition of community and family.

Feb 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cameron's tale grossly oversimplifies complex issues... to the point that it reduces much of the film's social justice message to meme-ready, empty-headed pap.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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When the story lags, these are the flaws that pester, and even the cute factor of "A Dog's Way Home" can't obscure its narrative weaknesses.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Heartwarming, mildly funny, and occasionally thrilling without ever being anything more than just fine.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A good dog movie with its heart in the right place.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Although it might be a stretch to categorize this as a movie, "A Dog's Way Home" is harmless enough and a nice little adventure that's fit for the whole family. But you might want to have the tissues ready.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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