The Art of Racing in the Rain Reviews

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March 17, 2020
Easily the hardest I have ever cried at a movie. I just wish it was for real, emotional reasons rather than the aggressive application of tried and true heartstring pullers.
January 17, 2020
[The Art of Racing In the Rain] feels like what might happen if Lars von Trier tried to write a Hallmark movie.
December 18, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain is not a great movie. The plot is bogged down by purposeful tearjerker moments. Only worth a watch if you love dogs and want to cry.
September 8, 2019
Predictable and rote, The Art of Racing in the Rain nevertheless has its heart in the right place, even if there is not much art to it and precious little racing.
September 3, 2019
An excruciating, manipulative dose of Lifetime movie emotion delivered through a daily calendar of competitive driving metaphors.
August 26, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain doesn't offer anything new and it won't become a memorable movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 26, 2019
Craft can get you to a certain point and no farther, and that point is somewhere in the jungle of mismatched themes and tones that this has the chutzpah to call a screenplay.
August 23, 2019
Of all potential careers, this one seems particularly ill-suited to canine ambitions, and a smarter film might have allowed Enzo to question why his owner insists on taking laps in the hardest, costliest, loudest manner imaginable.
August 23, 2019
Full of clichés. [Full review in Spanish]
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
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.
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 12, 2019
This was an awful movie.
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