• Show Dogs (2018)

Show Dogs

Release Date: May 18th, 2018

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world's most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.

Cast: Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul , Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming

Director: Raja Gosnell

Genres: Children , Comedy , Adventure

Production Co: Deepak Nayar, Riverstone Pictures

Distributors: Global Road Entertainment

Keywords: 2010s, Cheeky, Amusing, Hilarious, Pursuit, Competition, Police officer, Car, Playful, Quest, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    And thanks to some creative character casting and a self-aware script that isn't averse to poking fun at itself, Show Dogs emerges as a high-concept family comedy that manages to avoid being taken for the runt of the litter, even if it doesn't really bring anything fresh and different to the arena. show more

  • 50
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Grown-ups will find it painful to watch a clearly embarrassed Arnett go through the motions, muttering his lines as he internally wonders why he never became the next Kevin Costner. show more

  • 25
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    Families with canines are better off staying home and having an old-fashioned backyard frolic than trotting out to see Show Dogs, a panting, poorly trained entry in the live-action/talking animal genre that for once makes viewers long for the candy-colored, half-witted professionalism of third-tier Pixar-knockoff animation. show more

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