Benji: Off the Leash!
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

Directed by Joe Camp, Benji: Off the Leash! follows the plight of three underdogs: Benji, who is literally a dog; the funny but none-too-bright Sheldon; and Colby, a 14-year-old facing some real problems. The unlikely trio is brought… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon

A mildly pleasant, aggressively retro kidpic that should please undemanding moppets without unduly boring their parents.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Parents ... are more likely to experience the film as a blend of clumsy slapstick and mind-numbing bathos.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Charming movie featuring an adorable dog.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

All the Benji productions have had a high corn content, but in this one, even the corn is cheap.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Long before the happy ending arrives, even the most dedicated dog lover will have ceased to care.

Mary Lasse
Christianity Today

Lacks creativity. The first Benji was original, and each new sequel needs to be a new creation. Instead, we get the same Benji formula.

Donna Peremes
Washington Post

The overall unevenness of tone is the movie's biggest flaw, but the slo-mo scenes of doggie derring-do are quite funny, and the message about how to treat both humans and animals evergreen.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It all plays very much like an extremely drawn-out episode of Lassie updated with references to child, spousal and dog abuse.

David Cornelius

Horrible, loathsome, incompetent, wretched. The worst movie of the year? Undoubtedly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
Really bad acting. It was kind of annoying to watch.
Anthony Valletta
Forced to watch, but it turned out to be enjoyable. Nice subplot with puppy mill.