Air Bud
Air Bud (1997)

A charming children's movie about a lonely boy and a dog who can shoot hoops.^L^C5 Since his father's death, Josh Framm (Kevin Zegers) has become increasingly withdrawn. Even basketball, once his passion, scarcely seems to matter.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 1, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 3, 1998
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Dull but harmless.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There's an air of acceptance throughout the film, but the movie never stops to stand at a pulpit and preach this message.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Air Bud may be bland, but it's also offensive.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The writing is so messy and aimless that when the film retrenches to generic kid flick mediocrity, it actually counts as a relief.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A basketball playing Golden Retriever shows his stuff on several high-school basketball courts.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A high-flying dog tale for kids.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

I guess it was a pretty good movie, though I got a little bored halfway through and took a little snooze. I like air conditioning. There was lots of popcorn on the floor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I don't understand why people think a basketball playing dog is entertaining. It's impossible for a dog to play in the first place, although the… More
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KJ Proulx
This was fun and original but you get thinking that it is kind of ridiculous that a dog plays basketball! However,I love the concept and these films can keep on… More
Arash Xak
I hate this kind of movies, Good for kids I guess
Lafe Fredbjornson
A dog that can play sports - that's crazy! Like all the Air Bud movies, totally radical!
Dean McKenna
This family film gives me lots of laughs and tears and unbelievable transition the dog makes from mascot to basketball team player.