Good Boy!
Good Boy! (2003)

For his debut feature, John Hoffman wrote and directed this effects-heavy family film based on the story Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, Good Boy! presents the idea that dogs are actually an… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 10, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Good Boy! should appeal to kids. Adults, however, might consider it a dog.

Richard Gehr
Village Voice

Jim Henson Pictures happy meal.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Surprisingly nimble and fun to watch.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not particularly imaginative, but not the worst.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... terrible, terrible movie.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

No new ground is dug up in Good Boy, but the story is well-paced, sweet and lively, filling a void for very young filmgoers.

Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury

This high-concept melding of E.T., Dr. Doolittle, and Roots is goofy enough to intrigue.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A simple but perfectly satisfying little story about a boy who wants to keep his dog.

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Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star

A film which effectively capitalizes on the human heart's weakness for cute things.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...perfectly suited for the small screen...

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Derek Daniels
Poor Matthew Broderick. From Ferris Bueller to Inspector a talking space alien dog?!? All I can do is shake my head,,,
Isaac H
The prefix that describes this movie is "un". Unoriginal, unimaginative, uncreative, unenjoyable, and just plain bad.
Dean L
I enjoy kids/family films. I enjoy animal films. This film is both of these things, but...I can't say I really enjoyed this one. The acting was poor, the… More
Sylvester Kuo
Could be so much better but it's not, retarded storyline doesn't appeal to anyone