Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver
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Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver
In this family canine comedy, a sequel to Air Bud (1997), Josh Framm (Kevin Zegers) finds it a problem when his widowed mother, Jackie (Cynthia Stevenson), starts seeing the community's new veterinarian, Patrick Sullivan (Gregory Harrison). Sullivan gives a football to Josh's golden retriever Buddy, and the athletic animal is soon girding for the gridiron. Coach Fanelli (Robert Costanzo) adds Josh as back-up quarterback to the jr. high team, and an accident takes Josh off the bench and onto the field. Meanwhile, two devious dognappers (Nora Dunn, Perry Anzilotti) see news footage of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The original film's director, Charles Martin Smith... has been replaced by Richard Martin, who brings a family-hour blandness to every scene."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"The film is pleasantly sweet and occasionally sharp."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"Although Air Bud: Golden Receiver is bit unrealistic (I know you're shocked), it does accomplish its purpose, which is to provide great fun for children."
‑ Terence Henderson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Air Bud: Golden Receiver is not quite as much fun as the original, but for youngsters just learning to enjoy movies in the theater, its hi-jinks are fair entertainment."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"It's also hard to take seriously a film where a premise so bizarre is shrugged off as a given."
‑ Scott Renshaw,
"[The film is] marked by dumbfoundingly bad dialogue, cliche-driven plotting and groan-worthy predictability."
‑ Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune
"Though the movie is inept in a number of key ways, what it really lacks is a lead actor who can carry his scenes with an un-doggish panache."
‑ Paul Tatara,
"If you're a 7-year-old, at whom the film is aimed, you'll probably have no problem with the idea of a dog being able to join a school football team. If you're a cynical old critic like me, you may feel differently."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Air Bud: Golden Receiver has the same strengths and weaknesses as its predecessor. But this time the strengths are weaker and the weaknesses are stronger."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Air Bud 2 only has the ability to make you laugh (occasionally), and nothing else."
‑ David Keyes,
"As sequels go, Air Bud: Golden Receiver is barking up the wrong tree."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"It's a Styrofoam-cup comedy, lightweight and disposable, but this G-rated fantasy of suburban family life is a good bet for its intended audience of 12-year-olds and younger."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"This doggie has fleas."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
"In addition to good-hearted humor, Air Bud: Golden Receiver offers up moral lessons and affirmative messages."
‑ Dwayne E. Leslie, Boxoffice Magazine
"The Problem with the Air Bud sequel is simple: too many people and not enough dog."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner
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