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My Dog Skip Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
They may find themselves mystified and a little bored by a movie designed to leave their adult companions misty-eyed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Grows on you like kudzu.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's worth the trip for kids and grown-ups, because they'll find a quietly moving and powerful story...
January 1, 2000
From the very first words you hear in My Dog Skip, you know you have hit a rare, precious breed of movie, one that honors and rejoices in the language.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The formula may be an old one, but it's still a good one.
January 1, 2000
A must for anyone whose best friend growing up was a dog.
January 1, 2000
While kids will be delighted by the canine antics, parents will find themselves choking back tears.
January 1, 2000
Worst of all, the Jack Russell playing Skip is allowed to mug la Frasier's Eddie instead of behaving like an actual canine.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Many will find their tender emotion buttons bruised from the constant battering of the filmmakers' oversized pointers.
January 1, 2000
Paint -by- numbers stuff.
January 1, 2000
It's a family movie with a heart and a brain. And if you aren't moved to tears, you might need an organ transplant.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I had shelved a movie critic's usual reserve and just started identifying with Willie and Skip.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Proves even the tiredest genre can be reinvigorated in the right hands.
January 1, 2000
My Dog Skip probes the concaves of memory to tell an honest tale and produce what is easily one of the best films for the entire family.
January 1, 2000
In its own quiet, poignant, character-driven way, it's a movie for almost anyone of any age who's hungry for a beguiling 95 minutes.
January 1, 2000
Taps into just enough of that connection between humans and dogs to make even jaded cat-lovers a little moist in the eyes.
January 1, 2000
The boy-dog formula takes viewers to surprising places and ends up an enchanting character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Good dog. Good dog movie.
January 1, 2000
Flaws and all, this is superior family entertainment in the tradition of quality that co-producer Mark Johnson has long championed.
January 1, 2000
It may make you cry, but not because you've seen something worthy of your tears.
January 1, 2000
The banal voice-over narration by Harry Connick Jr., combined with the gooey score and feckless direction adds up to a sterilization of American life that makes Norman Rockwell look like Diane Arbus.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Flawless period re-creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Are guaranteed to cause alarm and even tears.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5