A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

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A Dog's Purpose

With an ensemble cast featuring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) and the voice of Josh Gad (Frozen), A Dog's Purpose follows a dog as he tries to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

2017Rating: PG, Mild themes100 minsUSA
ComedyDramaKids & Family
Director:
Lasse Hallström ('What's Eating Gibert Grape', 'Chocolat', 'The Cider House Rules')
Writer:
Cathryn Michon
Cast:
Britt RobertsonJosh GadDennis QuaidPeggy LiptonK.J. ApaJuliet RylanceLuke KirbyJohn OrtizPooch Hall
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

By the end, I was worn out by all the selfless devotion, all the joyous running across meadows and wheat fields while the camera soars as high as a dog's love for his human.

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Variety

Variety

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It's hard to fault the movie's earnestness; Hallström's canine cinema pedigree (which includes the superior "Hachi: A Dog's Tale") shows through; and Rachel Portman's score is understandably sentimental without going completely saccharine.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

All that reincarnating is hard work, and watching it unfold is a slog too.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Clumsily manipulative dreck.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A manipulative script about dog reincarnation that whacks your emotions like a piñata - that's forgivable. But no mercy for a film charged with canine abuse behind the scenes. It shouldn't happen to a dog.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's hard to avoid repetition with this premise - even Bailey sounds a touch weary saying "here we go again" each time he's reincarnated.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

All the emotional resonance of a dog-themed novelty coffee-table book.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the human performers are more than adequate, there's no doubt that the canine stars carry the day. Their utter irresistibility helps a long way in terms of getting past the corny plot machinations of A Dog's Purpose.

0

Even if you're not a dog lover (how could you not be?) you will enjoy this movie. A refreshing change from the mind-numbing junk out there today.

5.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

By the end, I was worn out by all the selfless devotion, all the joyous running across meadows and wheat fields while the camera soars as high as a dog's love for his human.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's hard to fault the movie's earnestness; Hallström's canine cinema pedigree (which includes the superior "Hachi: A Dog's Tale") shows through; and Rachel Portman's score is understandably sentimental without going completely saccharine.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

All that reincarnating is hard work, and watching it unfold is a slog too.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Clumsily manipulative dreck.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A manipulative script about dog reincarnation that whacks your emotions like a piñata - that's forgivable. But no mercy for a film charged with canine abuse behind the scenes. It shouldn't happen to a dog.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's hard to avoid repetition with this premise - even Bailey sounds a touch weary saying "here we go again" each time he's reincarnated.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

All the emotional resonance of a dog-themed novelty coffee-table book.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the human performers are more than adequate, there's no doubt that the canine stars carry the day. Their utter irresistibility helps a long way in terms of getting past the corny plot machinations of A Dog's Purpose.

0

Even if you're not a dog lover (how could you not be?) you will enjoy this movie. A refreshing change from the mind-numbing junk out there today.

5.0
0