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Firehouse Dog Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
Firehouse Dog is a run of the mill kids film. Adults will be fairly bored by it, and how many kids like it depends on how much they like goofy animal tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 4, 2008
A quietly moving story about a single Father and his Son. This decent film gets better as you watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Equal parts dog adventure and father-son tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Bramble
Little White Lies
July 20, 2007
The all sub-plot story is a veritable self-help manual for tweenies-a sort of Se7en for ages seven-and-up-with greed, pride, sloth and envy bested by humility, team work and fair play.
Stuart McGurk
July 20, 2007
Breezy, silly and energetic, this canine frolic won't win top prize at Crufts, but it should offer an alternative to Pottered-out parents with young pups to please.
| Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
July 20, 2007
Take the kids and have a nap in the dull bits.
| Original Score: 2/5

The Sun (UK)
July 20, 2007
Firehouse Dog certainly won't be the hottest thing to hit cinemas this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
July 20, 2007
The dog is as cute as you'd expect, while Hutcherson gives a characteristically believable performance. Adults may not be quite as enamoured, but Firehouse Dog should keep them awake to the end
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 20, 2007
Needs hosing down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
July 20, 2007
As well as potty humour, this canine Backdraft has its share of adult moments. Mostly, though, it's family fun, with Hutcherson showing he's the go-to kid for sensitive loners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 20, 2007
It may sound like cute family entertainment, but the dog's no good - he's unappealing and looks depressed.
Peter Bradshaw
July 20, 2007
I myself growled and whimpered like an abused canine after a couple of hours of this sub-Lassie silliness, though the film threw me the occasional choc-drop in the form of a gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
July 20, 2007
Todd Holland's film manipulates the prickly issues with scant regard for emotional credibility. The sentimentality is ghastly, but Rex has his moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
July 20, 2007
Welcome emotional gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
July 20, 2007
No matter how you hose it down, it's always gonna smell of wet dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
July 19, 2007
Enjoyable, well made family drama with strong performances, an engaging plot, impressive action sequences and a decent script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 18, 2007
Neither memorable nor innovative, Firehouse Dog ekes out success by executing a familiar family film formula faithfully.
| Original Score: 71/100
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Anna Smith
Time Out
July 17, 2007
It may not set the box office on fire, but this canine caper is more agreeable than your average underdog tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 14, 2007
The strong performances and sharp dialog more than make up for some corny effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 24, 2007
Even when the dog is real, he has about as much charisma as a wet sack
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