The Art of Racing in the Rain Reviews

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August 12, 2019
I feel like this device probably works a lot better on the page... It is so mawkish, smothered in cloying anthropomorphism from start to finish.
August 10, 2019
Cancer is to melodrama what CGI is to the MCU: a cheap, easy tool to control audience emotions used by filmmakers (in this case, director Simon Curtis and scenarist Mark Bomback) who have nothing to sell but tripe.
August 9, 2019
I wanted a refund on every lump in the throat and teary-eyed moment I had experienced...
August 9, 2019
Even with the occasional dollop of dog-related humor, The Art of Racing in the Rain feels as ponderous as its title.
August 9, 2019
As is, this tale of friendship and companionship between man and man's best friend is bogged down in weepy cliches ripped straight from the Art of Making the Audience Cry handbook.
August 9, 2019
A strong contender for most ridiculous tearjerker of the year, starring Kevin Costner as a golden retriever.
August 21, 2019
Director Simon Curtis, who's oeuvre has included a litany of mid-tier drama films like My Week with Marilyn and Goodbye, Christopher Robin is just the right director to process the sappy emotional material at hand into a risk-averse and charming film.
August 20, 2019
Filmmaker Simon Curtis has infused The Art of Racing in the Rain with an unapologetically manipulative sensibility...
August 17, 2019
Even dog lovers (raising my hand here) and specifically Golden Retriever owners (ditto) might balk at the clumsy nature of this adaptation of Garth Stein's novel.
August 17, 2019
None of the characters - either of the two-legged or four-legged variety - is especially compelling, and the gimmicky point of view does little to change that.
August 16, 2019
There might be an art to racing in the rain, but there's also one for telling a tale well, and this one, doggone it, ends up barking up the wrong canine philosophical tree. (Full Content Review for Parents - Cancer, etc. - Also Available)
August 15, 2019
It may have been a great book but something got lost in translation to the screen. The drama becomes almost laughable.
August 14, 2019
For all of the talent of its cast and crew this adaptation of Stein's best-seller stalls out on the track long before it has the chance to reach the finish line.
August 13, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain is just the right kind of tearjerker with an injection of positivity that our understandably pessimistic society needs.
August 13, 2019
There's a dog with an inner monologue who has thoughts and feelings and engages with the thoughts and feelings of people, so what am I supposed to do? I'm not made of stone.
August 13, 2019
It's hammy, cliched and utterly devastating. It got me. Damn.
August 13, 2019
I struggle with schmaltzy canine films, but this one is baffling. Do any dog owners want to think of their pets as souls in torment?
August 13, 2019
Improbably directed by Simon Curtis, it's a misjudged mix of melodrama and genre cliché that will surely only appeal to the most committed doggy-film devotees.
August 13, 2019
Should feel tearjerkingly familiar to fans of Ventimiglia's TV show This Is Us; it has that gentle broadcast-television gloss to it.
August 12, 2019
It's overly melodramatic - soapy and sentimental - resulting in a soggy handkerchief.
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