Red Dog

Red Dog

Red Dog

Australian family film loosely based on the real 'Red Dog', a Kelpie/Cattle cross who famously traveled around the small towns of Western Australia, befriending the locals, in search of his long lost master. Stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Noah Taylor (Submarine) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider).

2011Rating: PG, for thematic elements, some language and sensuality92 minsAustralia
ComedyDramaKids & Family

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Reviews & comments

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com I think I have stumbled across one of popular culture's more obscure sub-genres. For years children and adults alike have flocked to see Animal adventure films like 'Homeward Bound', 'The Incredible Journey' & 'Old yeller', but lurking just beneath our noses a bone-a-fied spin-off to this family classic has been...

4.0

Worked there at the same time

I worked in Pannawonica in the 1970s . I had a EK Holden too and drove a Halpak for testing. These were Diesel electric trucks. I am a Electrician. Loved the Movie Thanks Murray

5/5 stars

Love this movie full of love and life, their were parts of this that made me almost cry, cant wait for it to reach dvd over here, im going to buy it.

5.0

GREAT MOVIE

My wife and I enjoyed this movie lots. Nothing too complicated and very real. Red Dog was something different from the outbacks of WA I thought it was simply marvellous. Some other movies I nearly fell asleep but Red Dog was interesting most of the way through. A movie well done I say - go and watch it. It keeps your feet on the earth.

5.0

callum

way to sad but good movie get ready to cry

5.0

Nowhere near as good as the hype

This film was ok, but nothing amazing. Yes, the dog's story is inspirational, but the setting in the Western Australian town of Dampier wears thin after a while. There were very few laugh-out-loud jokes. This film was promoted as the next great Australian film after 'The Castle'. I don't think so.

2.0

Crowd pleaser

A perfect film if you go to the movies every 6 months or once a year,and do not like to use your brain when watching films; but if you watch a lot of movies and like a little cleverness you will realise this is just a pre-christmas commercial piece ... the sort of film that is praised by Joe blogg and irrelevant to cinephiles.

Men can cry

This is one of those movie that ladies must take your boyfriend, partner or husband too. When there is a tight knit community and you live far far away from any major city or town the smallest of things become very important. This movie is Iconic of this genre of movies. Love storey with sad ending but then turns into a happy ending. The then trend of...

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a hilarious and occasionally sad look at a side of Australian life whose essence is rarely captured with such affectionate accuracy.

The Age

The Age

press

An instant Aussie classic.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

These days, when the market in family films is so thoroughly dominated by the wonders of CGI, it comes as a cheering surprise to find one that makes such beguiling work out of an idea that goes all the way back to the adventures of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A simple, tail-wagging crowd-pleaser from Australia.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

This superb all-ages picture gets everything right: from the all-important combo of casting and scripting, right through to its unfailing ability to please a crowd every which way.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a hilarious and occasionally sad look at a side of Australian life whose essence is rarely captured with such affectionate accuracy.

The Age

The Age

press

An instant Aussie classic.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

These days, when the market in family films is so thoroughly dominated by the wonders of CGI, it comes as a cheering surprise to find one that makes such beguiling work out of an idea that goes all the way back to the adventures of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A simple, tail-wagging crowd-pleaser from Australia.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

This superb all-ages picture gets everything right: from the all-important combo of casting and scripting, right through to its unfailing ability to please a crowd every which way.

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com I think I have stumbled across one of popular culture's more obscure sub-genres. For years children and adults alike have flocked to see Animal adventure films like 'Homeward Bound', 'The Incredible Journey' & 'Old yeller', but lurking just beneath our noses a bone-a-fied spin-off to this family classic has...

4.0

Worked there at the same time

I worked in Pannawonica in the 1970s . I had a EK Holden too and drove a Halpak for testing. These were Diesel electric trucks. I am a Electrician. Loved the Movie Thanks Murray

5/5 stars

Love this movie full of love and life, their were parts of this that made me almost cry, cant wait for it to reach dvd over here, im going to buy it.

5.0

GREAT MOVIE

My wife and I enjoyed this movie lots. Nothing too complicated and very real. Red Dog was something different from the outbacks of WA I thought it was simply marvellous. Some other movies I nearly fell asleep but Red Dog was interesting most of the way through. A movie well done I say - go and watch it. It keeps your feet on the earth.

5.0

callum

way to sad but good movie get ready to cry

5.0

Nowhere near as good as the hype

This film was ok, but nothing amazing. Yes, the dog's story is inspirational, but the setting in the Western Australian town of Dampier wears thin after a while. There were very few laugh-out-loud jokes. This film was promoted as the next great Australian film after 'The Castle'. I don't think so.

2.0

Crowd pleaser

A perfect film if you go to the movies every 6 months or once a year,and do not like to use your brain when watching films; but if you watch a lot of movies and like a little cleverness you will realise this is just a pre-christmas commercial piece ... the sort of film that is praised by Joe blogg and irrelevant to cinephiles.

Men can cry

This is one of those movie that ladies must take your boyfriend, partner or husband too. When there is a tight knit community and you live far far away from any major city or town the smallest of things become very important. This movie is Iconic of this genre of movies. Love storey with sad ending but then turns into a happy ending. The then trend of...

5.0