Snow Dogs
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Two Oscar-winning actors add a family-oriented comedy to their resumes with this Disney-produced arctic adventure. Snow Dogs stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ted Brooks, a Florida-dwelling dentist with a successful chain of offices and a comfy, poolside lifestyle. All this changes, however, when he finds out that he was actually adopted as a child, and that his birth mother has died and left him an inheritance in her home state of Alaska, of all places. After arriving in the snow-bound clime, Ted learns that he has been willed a pack of cutely named sled dogs: Demon, Diesel, Dutchess, Nana, Mack,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

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"What Faustian bargain did Gooding make, forcing him to star in this insipid fish-out-of-water comedy that paints him as a Bolton fan?"
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Comic action, appealing hero, splendid dogs; some scares."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Whoever let the dogs out should probably consider a career change."
‑ Tyler Hanley, Palo Alto Weekly
"Ten minutes into the movie Gooding already has screamed at least 57 times."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"A movie full of gestures that would look over-the-top in primary school plays."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"Instantly forgettable."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Horrible acting, horrible script, and horrible direction plague this fiasco of a movie."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...As fleeting and insubstantial as a snowflake, and about as much fun."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"This is a family film like they used to make, where the humour balances the drama, the personal tragedies are life lessons and the animals are so darn cute, by golly."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Gooding is so pleasant and likable, it's hard to get mad at him for wasting our time."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Phoned-in business as usual."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
""Snow Dogs" doesn't offer much, but to be fair, it had the youngest viewers at my screening cheering and laughing until the end."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"While kids will probably eat the whole thing up, most adults will be way ahead of the plot."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"The Iditarod lasts for days - this just felt like it did."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"...this isn't even a movie we can enjoy as mild escapism; it is one in which fear and frustration are provoked to intolerable levels."
‑ David Keyes,
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