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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not quite as blatant a tearjerker as some of its pooch-based predecessors, and frankly, it's all the better for it."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Even hardened blokes will struggle not to choke back a few tears at the end."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"Heart's in the right place, but very broad and quite irritating too."
‑ Ashley Clark, Little White Lies
"Shamelessly enjoyable, this raucous Aussie movie keeps us laughing - and ultimately sniffling back the tears - as it recounts an urban myth."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The humans are a pretty generic, but the dog is a charmer."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"Emotional dog tale features drinking, violence, and loss."
‑ Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
"Pretty sappy stuff, but the film-makers use knowing humour to snare more cynical viewers and are well-served by the cast."
‑ , This is London
"Hollywood's own family fare could probably learn a little from this sweet-natured and surprisingly affecting Aussie hit."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"All this is relayed in flashback and the storytelling is a tad episodic but it's exuberantly told, with some engaging characters and colourful visuals. Dog-lovers may even find themselves wiping away a tear or two."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"A heartwarming tale about man's best friend."
‑ Helen OHara, Empire Magazine
"It's guaranteed to bring tears and laughter to popular audiences, and those who turn up their muzzles at it are on a canine to nothing."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"I do like a good dog in a family movie."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Well, it's a doggy story for humans, anyway: an avowedly true-life tale that comes across like a well-meaning PG-certification of the real world."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Enjoyable, emotionally engaging doggy drama with likeable characters, a nicely structured script, a strong sense of place and terrific performances from a superb ensemble cast."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"The human characters are rather sketchily drawn and the storytelling follows a blandly 'uplifting' path."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
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