Red Dog


Action / Biography / Comedy / Drama / Family / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 16194

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November 30, 2011 at 04:34 PM

602.21 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 32 min
P/S 2 / 25

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by grantss 7 / 10

Good, emotional drama

Good drama, based on a true story. Bitter-sweet, and very moving.

Starts very lamely and takes a while to get going, and is a bit uneven once it does get going. However, all this is made up for by the emotion it engenders.

Good performances by Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Koko (as Red Dog). Also features Keisha Castle-Hughes in a minor role. Supporting cast are hit-and-miss though.

Reviewed by SimonJack 7 / 10

A good dog story for adults and teens

"Red Dog" is an interesting film based on a real story about a dog in the wilds of Western Australia. The film could have been considerably better and had a wider audience though. It's opening and early and frequent use of flashbacks made it hard to follow even for me. After about 10 minutes with grandkids 4, 7 and 12, we switched to another movie. It hadn't shown much promise yet, and I almost didn't go back to it on my own. I'm glad I did, because it wound up a very nice film.

One thing that seemed odd to me was Red Dog finding John's grave after what appeared to be at least a couple of years – and maybe more, of searching for him. With such strong senses, dogs should be able to sniff out a loss like that quite quickly. And where was Red Dog during John's funeral and burial? Why wouldn't Nancy or Vanno or Peeto have taken the dog along with them?

With the sadness there was much humor and fun around Red Dog. The dog star, Koko, was obviously well trained for the film. It's mostly a film for adults and older kids. While the youngsters would like the dog scenes, the jumping back and forth in time would probably lead most to lose interest – as it did my grandkids.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

sometimes wacky fun and sometimes really touching

Tom (Luke Ford) arrives at a remote bar to find a bunch of men trying to euthanize a dog. They can't and Jack Collins (Noah Taylor) recounts the story of the dog. In 1971, Jack picks up the dog in the middle of the road. His bad-smelling farts force them to put the dog in the open trailer. By the time they arrive in the mining town of Dampier, the dog is covered with red dust gaining the name Red Dog. He has no owner and hitches rides by simply sitting in the middle of the road. He is more a member of the community of brash miners. New bus driver John Grant (Josh Lucas) is intrigued and becomes his friend. New secretary Nancy Grey (Rachael Taylor) pushes her way to sit in his seat on the bus. John and Nancy become a couple. When John dies riding his bike, Red Dog travels the world looking for his friend.

This is one of those doggy movies. It could have been better to fully embrace the genre. It certainly has some wacky comedy fun. I care a lot less about Josh Lucas. The movie should follow only Red Dog and his various adventures. Jack keeps going back to the animal hospital and that sequence is pretty fun. Red Dog looking for John is really touching. This movie should be Benji with some dirtier jokes. I also don't like starting the movie in the future with the euthanasia. It's an awkward attempt at a joke and that happens a few times in this movie.

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