Firehouse Dog
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Rex, Hollywood's top-grossing canine, is known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. His perks package, rivaling that of any A-list celebrity, includes Kobe beef, a poodle harem, and a diamond collar. Rex's luck--and Hollywood high life--runs out while shooting a commercial. An aerial stunt goes awry, leading Rex's handlers to presume he's dead. But Rex is merely lost--alone, filthy and unrecognizable in an unfamiliar city. Chased by animal control, he takes refuge in grubby abandoned lofts, a far cry from his former luxurious lifestyle. Shane Fahey, a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"It may not set the box office on fire, but this canine caper is more agreeable than your average underdog tale."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"To me it doesn't mesh well."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Firehouse Dog is a run of the mill kids film. Adults will be fairly bored by it, and how many kids like it depends on how much they like goofy animal tricks."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The all sub-plot story is a veritable self-help manual for tweenies-a sort of Se7en for ages seven-and-up-with greed, pride, sloth and envy bested by humility, team work and fair play."
‑ James Bramble, Little White Lies
"Firehouse Dog certainly won't be the hottest thing to hit cinemas this summer."
‑ , Sun Online
"Rin Tin Tin would never have okayed a script like this."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"It's harmless enough for young kids, but director Todd Holland seems to have little interest in making anything but a generic, instantly forgettable family-friendly feature."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A quietly moving story about a single Father and his Son. This decent film gets better as you watch it."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Breezy, silly and energetic, this canine frolic won't win top prize at Crufts, but it should offer an alternative to Pottered-out parents with young pups to please."
‑ Stuart McGurk, thelondonpaper
"The dog is as cute as you'd expect, while Hutcherson gives a characteristically believable performance. Adults may not be quite as enamoured, but Firehouse Dog should keep them awake to the end"
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"We're forced to endure plenty of scatological gags and treacly exchanges between Shane and his distant dad as the film imparts an obvious message about the frivolity of stardom."
‑ Erin Clements, Time Out New York
"Firehouse Dog is credited to three writers, but not one of them seems to have a solitary spark of an idea."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Equal parts dog adventure and father-son tale."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Take the kids and have a nap in the dull bits."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Needs hosing down."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
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