Red Dog Reviews

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December 13, 2018
Flaws are balanced, however, by some terrific performances and Geoffrey Hall's superb cinematography.
November 6, 2018
An endearing, funny, idiosyncratic tale, director Kriv Stender's film is made up of a series of hilarious and tearjerking scenes of human folly.
August 29, 2018
For some the sentimentalism will be too much to stomach, but ultimately director Kriv Stenders strikes the right balance.
September 6, 2017
Though the film may be a little clumsy, and a few of the characters more annoying than endearing, you are guaranteed to have a good heartfelt laugh and quite likely a cry, thanks to this little Aussie legend.
August 6, 2013
Emotional dog tale features drinking, violence, and loss.
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.
February 24, 2012
Even hardened blokes will struggle not to choke back a few tears at the end.
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.
February 24, 2012
February 24, 2012
I do like a good dog in a family movie.
February 24, 2012
Hollywood's own family fare could probably learn a little from this sweet-natured and surprisingly affecting Aussie hit.
February 23, 2012
Shamelessly enjoyable, this raucous Aussie movie keeps us laughing - and ultimately sniffling back the tears - as it recounts an urban myth.
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.
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.
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.
February 20, 2012
The humans are a pretty generic, but the dog is a charmer.
February 20, 2012
A heartwarming tale about man's best friend.
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.
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.
August 5, 2011
Rough-hewn as it is, it's emotionally satisfying.
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