Show Dogs

Critics Consensus

Show Dogs may entertain very young viewers, but for anyone else, it threatens the cinematic equivalent of a rolled-up newspaper on the snout.



Total Count: 63


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SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

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Critic Reviews for Show Dogs

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (15)

  • Packed with forgettable wisecracks, this is a very American brand of children's entertainment, crass and overbearing but harmless.

    Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Arnett has the terse air of a man doing anything he can to keep up with his alimony payments...

    May 25, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Top Critic
  • A half-term "treat" featuring an undercover canine cop called Max (voiced by Ludacris) who has to infiltrate a glamorous Vegas-set dog show to foil a gang of international animal smugglers, it's also tacky, crass, crude and, well, mean.

    May 24, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Grown-ups might not roll over for "Show Dogs," but children almost surely will.

    May 18, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Grown-ups will find it painful to watch a clearly embarrassed Arnett go through the motions, muttering his lines as he internally wonders why he never became the next Kevin Costner.

    May 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It's true that technology has come a long way since Tex Avery first added animated mouths to real-life animals, but what good is scientific know-how without the imagination needed to power it?

    May 18, 2018 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Show Dogs

  • Jan 01, 2019
    Boasting the worst animal CG I've seen in a theater since Darren Aranofsky's Noah, this obnoxious waste of time, money, effort, and technology could very well possibly be the final nail in the coffin for Will Arnett's big screen career. This would make a great double feature with Gary Busey's Quigley if you hate yourself and are physically incapacitated.
    K Nife C Super Reviewer

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