Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs (2009)

When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hotel for Dogs may appeal to children and dog lovers, but it's ultimately contrived, predictable, and simplistic.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

True, there's only the merest suggestion of an education system for these juveniles, but credibility's secondary when you've got lots of dogs doing cute stuff.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Dog people will like it.

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

Undemanding tykes will gets their giggles flowing with the Rube Goldberg-style contraptions invented for the dogs.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

All in all it's a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon with a bunch of kids.

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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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...unapologetically geared towards younger viewers...

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Will the kids like it? Yeah, probably. Will the parents tolerate it or enjoy it? Probably not.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The human dramas are less involving [than the dogs'], and a pair of teen romances feel like something on the Disney Channel.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

All that matters is that the loose ends of this sweet, kids-outsmart-the-adults fable are ultimately tied together nicely in a fashion certain to satisfy the average five year-old by the time the closing credits roll.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Bienvenue aux chiens perdus! (Welcome to the lost dogs!) Good family movie! For all you dog lover's out there this movie will satisfy your thirst. Decent… More
Dean McKenna
Wonderful and sweet family movie with really great performances - and yes, I'm also referring to these of the dogs because I love them as I have one.
Luke Baldock
Harmless but forgettable fluff designed to make every child feel as though they are worth something. Roberts plays a young girl thrown from foster home to… More
Cassie Hill
Really cute movie. I adored it. A great family movie.
Roy Gutteridge
All the innocence of the Beethoven film series but with more dogs.
Jose Zamudio
Hotel for Dogs is a movie that tells the story of a two orphan brother and sister with a dog. One day they found a abandoned hotel and decide to transformed it… More

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