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The original film's director, Charles Martin Smith... has been replaced by Richard Martin, who brings a family-hour blandness to every scene.
[The film is] marked by dumbfoundingly bad dialogue, cliche-driven plotting and groan-worthy predictability.
As sequels go, Air Bud: Golden Receiver is barking up the wrong tree.
Though the movie is inept in a number of key ways, what it really lacks is a lead actor who can carry his scenes with an un-doggish panache.
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.
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.
This sequel doesn't quite have the heart of the first Air Bud.
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.
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.
This doggie has fleas.
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.
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.
Not quite as good as the original, but I love the air bud movies, just by how much fun can be take out of them. They are a fun ride to watch, and this football frenzy with a mutt is awesome!
i want to put that dog in a blender. then he'll be an "air spud" haha
A dog that can play football? That's crazy! And yet Disney came up with another Air Bud movie. It fit perfectly into the Disney live-action family film line. Filmed on a shoestring budget, it somehow worked for a triumph of basic animal family comedy sports extravaganza.
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