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Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver Reviews

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Terence Henderson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 29, 2013
Although Air Bud: Golden Receiver is bit unrealistic (I know you're shocked), it does accomplish its purpose, which is to provide great fun for children.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Air Bud: Golden Receiver is not quite as much fun as the original, but for youngsters just learning to enjoy movies in the theater, its hi-jinks are fair entertainment.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
In addition to good-hearted humor, Air Bud: Golden Receiver offers up moral lessons and affirmative messages.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film is pleasantly sweet and occasionally sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a Styrofoam-cup comedy, lightweight and disposable, but this G-rated fantasy of suburban family life is a good bet for its intended audience of 12-year-olds and younger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 3, 2015
This sequel doesn't quite have the heart of the first Air Bud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 29, 2013
The original film's director, Charles Martin Smith... has been replaced by Richard Martin, who brings a family-hour blandness to every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2013
[The film is] marked by dumbfoundingly bad dialogue, cliche-driven plotting and groan-worthy predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Leonard Klady
December 4, 2008
As sequels go, Air Bud: Golden Receiver is barking up the wrong tree.
Emanuel Levy
August 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 31, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
If you're a 7-year-old, at whom the film is aimed, you'll probably have no problem with the idea of a dog being able to join a school football team. If you're a cynical old critic like me, you may feel differently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
November 28, 2002
This doggie has fleas.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 1, 2002
Air Bud: Golden Receiver has the same strengths and weaknesses as its predecessor. But this time the strengths are weaker and the weaknesses are stronger.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver is a pale shadow of the entertaining 1997 family movie. It's a sequel that lacks the spirit and sweetness of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Sanford
January 1, 2000
If there's a little demon who's making your life miserable, "Air Bud: Golden Receiver" offers a prime opportunity for sweet revenge. ... charmless, preachy, flabbergastingly dull ...
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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