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Red Dog Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
August 6, 2013
Emotional dog tale features drinking, violence, and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 25, 2012
It's guaranteed to bring tears and laughter to popular audiences, and those who turn up their muzzles at it are on a canine to nothing.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
February 24, 2012
Even hardened blokes will struggle not to choke back a few tears at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

London Evening Standard
February 24, 2012
Pretty sappy stuff, but the film-makers use knowing humour to snare more cynical viewers and are well-served by the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 24, 2012
I do like a good dog in a family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies
February 24, 2012
Heart's in the right place, but very broad and quite irritating too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 24, 2012
Hollywood's own family fare could probably learn a little from this sweet-natured and surprisingly affecting Aussie hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 23, 2012
Well, it's a doggy story for humans, anyway: an avowedly true-life tale that comes across like a well-meaning PG-certification of the real world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 23, 2012
Shamelessly enjoyable, this raucous Aussie movie keeps us laughing - and ultimately sniffling back the tears - as it recounts an urban myth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
February 22, 2012
All this is relayed in flashback and the storytelling is a tad episodic but it's exuberantly told, with some engaging characters and colourful visuals. Dog-lovers may even find themselves wiping away a tear or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 22, 2012
Enjoyable, emotionally engaging doggy drama with likeable characters, a nicely structured script, a strong sense of place and terrific performances from a superb ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 21, 2012
It's not quite as blatant a tearjerker as some of its pooch-based predecessors, and frankly, it's all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
February 20, 2012
The humans are a pretty generic, but the dog is a charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
February 20, 2012
A heartwarming tale about man's best friend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
February 13, 2012
The human characters are rather sketchily drawn and the storytelling follows a blandly 'uplifting' path.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Barry Hill
Flicks.co.nz
December 7, 2011
A film with as much substance as a very long beer ad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
October 28, 2011
Miners are telling Red Dog stories, and so it's essentially a series of personal flashbacks that grow larger with the retelling, exactly the way mythology gets kickstarted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
August 11, 2011
I was immensely moved by "Red Dog", and I can't picture a movie-goer who won't be. It's wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 5, 2011
Rough-hewn as it is, it's emotionally satisfying.
Matt Neal
The Standard
August 4, 2011
What matters here is the heart, and only a true cynic would find Red Dog totally unenjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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