Fluke (1995)

This is a children's movie with enough darker undertones to appeal to adult audiences as well. It is the story of a man who dies and finds himself reincarnated as Fluke, a large dog. The man, Thomas Johnson, is killed during an auto… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 2, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

This strange family fare, about a dog that was once a man, tries unsuccessfully to combine the expected magic of animal adventures with some more serious ideas.

John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Touching in a shaggy dog sort of way.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Fluke has some interesting points to make about animals and about living in the present moment.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

As if banal platitudes about work-vs. -family aren't insufferable enough, there's a kicker gag involving Jackson that'll even have Mister Rogers begging for Pulp Fiction II.

Fred Topel

Terrible dog movie. Schmaltzy family crap.

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Dog tale with death, danger more intense than you expect.

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Greg Muskewitz

It deals with challenging issues for the younger crowd in a sensitive manner and is still able to avoid patronizing the parent viewers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
A film with both a shaggy-dog type story and a moral. A little bit for everyone.
Dillon Lupky
Lame, depressing, and just plain inappropriate for kids. I find it amazing that Samuel L. Jackson chooses to waste his talents on crap like this.
Bentley Lyles
Parents, if you ever see this on the shelf of a video store, don't let the cute little dog wearing shoes fool you. Fluke is a very heavy dog movie. And by… More
Spencer S.
Just as it's called, a fluke in the movie making industry.