Benji (2018)

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A modern day retelling of the classic, the story of Benji follows one orphaned puppy and Carter and Frankie, two capricious New Orleans school kids who strike up a friendship with the tenacious street dog. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Without wandering far from the tried-and-true formula, director Brandon Camp (son of "Benji" creator Joe Camp) brings a measure of style and competence to the project that the franchise has never seen.

Mar 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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This 2018 release feels like it arrived fresh from 1974, and that is what makes it a delight.

Mar 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Pretty underwhelming, a perfunctory kids-and-their-dog caper that despite running less than 90 minutes feels stretched to its limits.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

For those looking for the most benign family-friendly entertainment, the nostalgic and corny "Benji" will do the trick.

Mar 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is all fairly dreary, in keeping with the franchise's long-running aversion to comedy and consistent fixation on bad familial vibes.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Updated dog tale has realistic peril and violence.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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