My Dog Skip - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Dog Skip Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 31, 2010
...a gem of a movie for children and adults, despite its clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
September 19, 2010
Not a mawkish dying-dog tearjerker, "My Dog Skip" carries a touch of Mark Twain, with quasi-dangerous tall tales and awareness of a gap between childhood and boyhood. Plus, as it's said of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," there's cussin' in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
Features two irresistible lead characters -- and you can't always say that about a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 10, 2003
So riddled with live-action Disney movie clichés that I kept waiting for Cruella de Ville to show up and threaten to skin the dog alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
A heart-affecting boy-with-a-dog drama.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2001
An affectionate and tender family film...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
They may find themselves mystified and a little bored by a movie designed to leave their adult companions misty-eyed.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
I had shelved a movie critic's usual reserve and just started identifying with Willie and Skip.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
The formula may be an old one, but it's still a good one.
Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Film is beautifully photographed and the musical score matches the lush images.
Joe Leydon
Film Scouts
January 1, 2000
Even the most attention-deficient grade-schoolers should find it easy to identify with the young human protagonist so winningly played by Muniz.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
You'll be reaching for your hanky and wondering why movies can't always be this good.
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Worst of all, the Jack Russell playing Skip is allowed to mug à la Frasier's Eddie instead of behaving like an actual canine.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Lyrical and very touching.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bill McLochlin
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
I found it awfully hard to critically dissect this film afterwards, with the tears still fresh on my cheeks.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Yes, Skip is the latest woofer to enter the ranks of canine movie heroes and he's a welcome addition.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Well-crafted and fairly enjoyable.
Top Critic
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Many will find their tender emotion buttons bruised from the constant battering of the filmmakers' oversized pointers.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Refreshing in its honest simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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