A Dog's Journey

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  • A Dog's Journey is as sentimental as one might expect, but even cynical viewers may find their ability to resist shedding a tear stretched to the puppermost limit.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    What if dogs really aren't this annoying when we get to hear inside their head? What if they're actually very smart or lovely?
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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    This shaggy dog sequel scratches all the designated spots.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I went into it feeling a bit low and came out of it feeling a bit better. It's a reminder that sometimes there's a beauty in just going along with ordinary life, which is short, even more so for dogs.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Much of this drama is entertaining and, at times, compelling, even if it won't take a Pekingese long to work out where the plot is going.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    If there are to be more sequels, I'm hoping that future Baileys cut the chat and hark back to a time when heroism trumped cuteness and movie dogs left the punchlines to the human members of the cast.
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    It's all sweet, silly and kind of spooky as it was the first time around.
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    Doug JamiesonThe Jam Report
    There is so much obvious emotional manipulation occurring in 'A Dog's Journey,' you may as well be handed a box of tissues and a fluffy pillow when you enter the cinema.
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    Sr. Rose PacatteSt. Anthony Messenger
    It is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose, but the new film stands on its own.
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    Jordi CostaEl Pais (Spain)
    The film is aimed at those who turn their long-suffering pets into emotional prosthetics, characterized by unconditional surrender to their masters. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Sarah El-MahmoudCinemaBlend
    Sure it's a whole lot of fluff, but you just can't help but go along and pet this story as it strolls along.
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