Moon Dogs Reviews

February 4, 2020
The most refreshing element of the film, aside from the picturesque landscapes, is definitely the casting of the three leads. Covering Ireland, Wales and Scotland, it shows the talent across the nations.
February 27, 2019
It's a fairly clichéd and all too familiar plot, but the three lead actors ensure that Moon Dogs avoids mundanity, and manages to create a sweet and funny film.
November 2, 2018
Strong central performances from the main cast ... but a mostly predictable plot, abandoned story threads and some very shallow supporting characters dampen the experience.
October 18, 2018
All three actors are natural talents to watch for in future and Moon Dogs is a welcome new twist on the road movie trope.
December 27, 2017
An emotional release from years of suppression is one of few moments that truly hits home in a film which meanders - like the disjointed journey of its characters - a little too uncertainly.
September 7, 2017
Little more than another dispiriting example of the way so many publicly funded British comedies prize wackiness and winsomeness over characters and plotting that feel in any way believable.
September 6, 2017
The three actors play off one another with enthusiasm and the attractive locations are used with great imagination. It always feels like we are in a real place. It always feels like we are with real people. That's just about enough to be going on with.
September 5, 2017
The director, Philip John, knows how to stage a passionate scene and add fuzzy indie folk music, but the storytelling that sets up these moments is horribly mimsy.
September 3, 2017
Unfortunately, this underpowered story is neither funny nor sexy enough to generate much narrative momentum.
September 1, 2017
Philip John's feature debut ends up being rather lovely, thanks to a light directorial touch and endearing performances from its three leads.
September 1, 2017
It has some promising moments, but there is something forced, contrived and a bit cliched about this fey British indie in the road-movie style.
August 31, 2017
Random encounters, narrow escapes and some tough home truths drive a scrappy story that is delivered with considerable charm.
August 31, 2017
The youthful leads are eminently engaging, while the eccentric interludes involving body-piercings, hallucinatory puppets and a toy keyboard are dourly amusing.
August 31, 2017
Philip John's Moon Dogs is overly generic and lacking in likeable characters.
August 31, 2017
There's plenty that's downright preposterous, but it's a joy of a movie -- honest, funny and genuinely touching.
August 29, 2017
Despite the low budget indie feel, Moon Dogs is worth catching at the cinema due to the endearing, bittersweet story and characters, combined with dark and rousing comedy/ drama that's much more stirring than most mainstream efforts.
August 29, 2017
Moon Dogs has some appealing elements - including an impressive Anton Newcombe score - but its lame attempts at humour and general lack of imagination fail to charm.
August 29, 2017
This potentially intriguing exploration of the sharp angles of brotherhood is diluted into something altogether more generic.
August 28, 2017
The breeziness is scuppered by darker set-pieces of genital injury, while the charmless crisis at the story's heart signals a vein of sour misogyny.
June 19, 2016
A deft blend of mismatched-buddy road movie, coming-of-age comedy and youthful love triangle.