Red Dog Reviews

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
Heart's in the right place, but very broad and quite irritating too.
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.
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
A heartwarming tale about man's best friend.
August 4, 2011
An instant Aussie classic, Red Dog holds up extremely well on a second viewing and should not be missed by anyone who cares about just how good Australian films can be.
August 3, 2011
The screenplay by Daniel Taplitz lays on the nostalgic populism with a trowel. A big speech celebrating Red Dog as an emblem of Dampier's pioneering spirit feels out of keeping with the laconic Aussie idiom.
August 3, 2011
The dog itself, played by a woofer named Koko, is a great central character, and the humans are good value, too.
August 3, 2011
These days, when the market in family films is so thoroughly dominated by the wonders of CGI, it comes as a cheering surprise to find one that makes such beguiling work out of an idea that goes all the way back to the adventures of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.