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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A promising idea turns into nothing, and we're left with a painfully dull kids' picture. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    No new ground is dug up in Good Boy, but the story is well-paced, sweet and lively, filling a void for very young filmgoers. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This furry family comedy about a boy and his border terrier is irresistible, if not exactly in the league of "Babe." show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A charming runt of a movie. It's not all it could be, but it's the best the pound had to offer this week. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Mostly, Good Boy! exists for the middle section where youngsters and dogs speak the same language. These escapades, all taking place under the adults' radar, generate many sound laughs. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    A tearily adorable canine valentine. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The film is touchingly firm about leveling with children, drawing a careful, crucial line between fantasy and reality, without patronizing or haranguing them. show more

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    No, this isn't the stuff of a kiddie classic like "Holes." But, to quote from another movie with a vocal four-legged protagonist, it'll do. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Undeniably charming -- a dog movie that's more lovable mutt than stately pedigree. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    The movie is saved by its well-trained four-legged stars and the likable Liam Aiken ("Road to Perdition"), who plays 12-year-old loner Owen Baker. show more

  • June 16, 2014 ilovemuffet
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    And Mick LaSalle you obviously have no appreciation for dogs and the role that they play in our lives!! So sad for you that you haven't had that pleasure!!

  • June 16, 2014 ilovemuffet
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    I thought it was an adorable, touching movie that yes, its for kids but as a dog lover I thoroughly enjoyed it!! It showed how much dogs really mean to us!! How important they are to us and how much we love them and how much they love us!! Anyone that has the pleasure of having a dog as a "family member" will enjoy this movie!!

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