Baxter 1990

Baxter

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

83%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 6

84%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 617
User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Baxter Photos

Movie Info

A bull terrier observes the behavior of an old lady, a young couple and a troubled boy and adapts his own behavior to suit each situation.

Cast & Crew

Lise Delamare
Mme. Deville
Jacques Spiesser
Michel Ferrer
Catherine Ferran
Florence Morel
Maxime Leroux
Baxter
Voice
Jérôme Boivin
Director
Jérôme Boivin
Writer
Ariel Zeitoun
Producer
Yves Angelo
Cinematographer
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Baxter

All Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Baxter

  • Feb 02, 2016
    A bizarre film chronicling the life and death of a bull terrier who seeks to find the perfect owner. Baxter is a coming of age film for a dog with some really disturbing elements, I wouldn't consider it as a black comedy, just a dark satire of fascism. It's a fascinating film about the comparison of human nature and animalistic instinct.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2009
    delayed seeing this b/c it looked gimmicky (a cross btw Look Who's Talking 3 and Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer) and trivializing of Nazism; but the dog's monologues play a supporting role to the ordinary traumas of the human characters, which include old people who let themselves go, the middle-aged people who experience disappointments in love and family life, and a desensitized kid who fixates on Hitler's mass-destructive suicide as an alternative to complete coldness; the colors and light are perfect and the the movie never becomes bleak or fatalistic; it ends up an interesting commentary on the constant temptation of nihilism, and fascism as one response to the temptation; Baxter is trapped by his nature, and the movie produces a sympathy for that more than for the child sociopath, who makes choice after choice to hate, worship force and cause pain One charming thing is that the dog's dialogue plays at the edge of realism in paraphrasing what a dog feels and can revisit in memory -- granted, at the end he starts meditating on death and the change of seasons.
    Adam M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2008
    A lot to say about racism, and the human condition. It's not a comedy, its deep drama.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 11, 2008
    Baxter is a bit of a K-9 sociopath. But the film is shot in such a way that you really feel like he's a "troubled youth" going from one 'foster home' to the next. No one every really knowing the 'real' baxter. Ultimately it is a very moving tale of 'the human conditon' through the eyes of a dog. Another very human lesson learned here (the hard way) is that sometimes the thing that we think we want/need most...might not actually be the thing that fullfills us, or makes feel whole.
    Robert C Super Reviewer

Baxter Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides