Hotel for Dogs - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hotel for Dogs Reviews

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
December 13, 2009
Undemanding tykes will gets their giggles flowing with the Rube Goldberg-style contraptions invented for the dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 26, 2009
...unapologetically geared towards younger viewers...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
May 8, 2009
All that matters is that the loose ends of this sweet, kids-outsmart-the-adults fable are ultimately tied together nicely in a fashion certain to satisfy the average five year-old by the time the closing credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 7, 2009
Not bad. It is funny and touching at times, even though the premise is pretty close to impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Cornelius
May 4, 2009
You'll admire the doggie tricks and tolerate the rest, which is both the best and worst thing that can be said about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
In Thor Freudenthal's heartwarming wag based on Lois Duncan's book, the strays aren't your usual mangy curs but well-groomed pedigreed show dogs who're aw-shucks cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Weaving
March 25, 2009
So, never work with children and animals, eh?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 1, 2009
Até mesmo Cheadle e Kudrow, dois intérpretes normalmente confiáveis, parecem estar no piloto automático nesta produção que tem, como único atrativo, os truques de seu elenco de quatro patas.
| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Whittle
Times (UK)
February 19, 2009
The dogs are never quite as entertaining as they should be for the kids in the audience, and the hypercutesiness and speechifying at the end will lead to much tightening of adult sphincters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 19, 2009
Accompanying adults will be disappointed to see the talents of Lisa Kudrow wasted.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 19, 2009
Anodyne family fare, Hotel is awash with all-American sentimentality but the many cute canines might just make it bearable for younger viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
February 13, 2009
Cheerful family-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Record (UK)
February 13, 2009
Everyone needs love and a home, whether kids or animals, is the cheesy but entirely heartfelt message of this fairly predictable and old-fashioned kids' movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Cath Clarke
February 13, 2009
The schmaltz is laid on thick, but kids love this sort of stuff and, refreshingly, the dog bits are done the old-fashioned, fun way: with animal trainers rather than CGI.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 13, 2009
Despite all these reservations, many children will enjoy this picture, and it's the best-crafted, most entertaining Hollywood product of a very bad week.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

The Sun (UK)
February 13, 2009
Kids could do worse than check in at the two- star Hotel For Dogs this half-term.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
February 12, 2009
It is a nice blend of slapstick fun, a little family pathos and a whole bunch of dogs of all shapes and sizes and is likely to be a popular draw for harassed parents looking for a little respite from the youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
February 12, 2009
Inventive and endearing in places but ultimately an unsatisfying mix of slow plotting and superficial characterisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 12, 2009
True, there's only the merest suggestion of an education system for these juveniles, but credibility's secondary when you've got lots of dogs doing cute stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2009
All the innocence of the Beethoven film series but with more dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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