The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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This is a guilty pleasure. It's pretty by-the-numbers plot and joke-wise but Tom Hanks really sells it. However it does take one turn at the climax that came out of nowhere and was pretty ballsy, so props (and +1 star) to them for that. Overall it's just a good time flick.
This isn't one of Tom Hanks' best movies, but I did enjoy parts of it. It is not always as funny as I would like, and Hooch is just straight up ugly as sin! Oh well, it is a guilty pleasure, but not one that I watch too often.
A cop who is just a few days from transferring to a better job finds his plans interrupted when a local friend is murdered and the only witness is a sloppy bull mastiff named Hooch. The cop soon partners up with the dog to catch the criminals responsible for murdering the dog's owner in this typical eighties comedy that has a great premise but not much else going for it.
I hadn't seen this in year and enjoyed revisiting it. I really like Tom Hanks in comedy mode from the 80's, I like almost all his comedies. This one has a fairly standard plot, but Hanks keeps it interesting enough. Worth a watch if in the mood for something light.