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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 30 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It's no great shakes as a film, but its combination of mild comedy, slapstick, pathos, many photogenic canines and a positive message will make it irresistible to families. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Between the dogged efforts of the kids to save strays and the antics of the dogs, it's hard to resist this lively, though predictable, family movie. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's sad to see a promising fantasy turn into yet another industrial-scale fantasy-delivery system that beats up on its audience with mindless intensity and undercuts its own humanity -- and caninity -- in the process. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    At its best, the movie is a catalog of doggy stunts. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Even the youngest viewers, not to mention their parents, will appreciate the buffoonish villainy of the dogcatchers (still useful villains more than half a century after "Lady and the Tramp"), and the movie's nice anti-kill shelter message is as it should be. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a pretty lazy film in the creativity department save for the dogs. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A lively, funny, imaginative film that should appeal to kids and their pet-loving parents. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Kids will be as enthralled by this film as you were by the live-action Disney movies of the '70s. It doesn't get any sweeter than a roomful of mattresses with kids and dogs jumping on them. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A sweet, innocent family movie about stray dogs that seem as well-trained as Olympic champions. Friday, the Jack Russell terrier who's the leader of the pack, does more acting than most of the humans, and doesn't even get billing. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Not bad, not great, a little less pushy and grating than the usual. show more

  • December 06, 2009 Mahmoud968
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    hotel for dogs is nothing without emma roberts.However the film was so cool and i wasnt expecting to see a family movie which is that successful

  • March 09, 2009 missimin
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    I found this movie really enjoyable, it's happy, it's tear-jerking, it's happy again. I believed the relationship between Andi and her brother Bruce and really liked Don Cheadle. The foster parents were a little over the top but it is a comedy movie and some things will be larger than real life. In all a cute movie for kids and adults and how can you go wrong when Pedigree donates money to shelter dogs when you buy a ticket.

  • February 15, 2009 Videogamepro79
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    Hotel for Dogs is a funny and heartwarming film about two adopted kids who save every single dog they see. With a few laughs and cute dogs this is a great film for kids.

  • February 15, 2009 Chevyblueboy
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    very slow boring movie. it starts getting a little better toward the end of the movie . Woulden't rush to walmart to buy DVD. It's a

  • February 14, 2009 BETHLUVSZOE
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  • February 14, 2009 Thatsprue2u
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    Best movie I have seen in my lifetime. My family breeds dogs and all together we have over 55 in total, but I originally went because of yes the dogs and also Emma Roberts I love any kind of family films so it was great and try to be nice no matter how it sucked to most, they did alot of work on the film.

  • February 10, 2009 stellarchild88
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    Oh, this was a cute movie, definitely geared for kids! Great gadgets and some touching parts. If you're a dog-lover, you'll enjoy it!

  • February 09, 2009 B Dolls
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  • February 08, 2009 Tess T Martin
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    OMG!!!! this was a waste of my money but nevertheless, I gave it a 2 stars because I can actually take the kids with me. :) I love dogs, I have one adorable dog, but this movie was torture.

  • February 08, 2009 evilskull2008
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    cutest movie ever!


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