My Dog Skip
My Dog Skip (2000)

The year is 1942. As the Allies unite overseas to keep the world safe for democracy, there are voices at home that are barely heard. One of them belongs to Willie Morris, a shy and gawky eight-year-old whose childhood is even more quiet and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 3, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say My Dog Skip is cute, wholesome entertainment for the family. It's especially designed to appeal to your sentiment, but you might find yourself choking up just the same.

Bruce McCabe
Boston Globe

In its own quiet, poignant, character-driven way, it's a movie for almost anyone of any age who's hungry for a beguiling 95 minutes.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Good dog. Good dog movie.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a gem of a movie for children and adults, despite its clichés.

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Sean P. Means

The formula may be an old one, but it's still a good one.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Flawless period re-creation.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

From the very first words you hear in My Dog Skip, you know you have hit a rare, precious breed of movie, one that honors and rejoices in the language.

Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Many will find their tender emotion buttons bruised from the constant battering of the filmmakers' oversized pointers.

Nick Rogers

Not a mawkish dying-dog tearjerker, "My Dog Skip" carries a touch of Mark Twain, with quasi-dangerous tall tales and awareness of a gap between childhood and boyhood. Plus, as it's said of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," there's cussin' in it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
My Dog Skip is a very good family drama. The film is quite simple, but manages to be very good. The cast do a fine job here, and lead actor Frankie Muniz is… More
Thomas Bowler
Very touching and emotional to the max. Full review later.
Lucas Martins
Cute, but no recommendable movie.
erika bruhns
One of the best dog films that I ever saw.
KJ Proulx
This true story has been re-created for one reason only, to touch the hearts of all ages and to feel sympathy for a boy and his dog as he faces the challenges… More
Lewis C.
This movie wasn't for me. I'm not saying that it's bad, but I had to force myself to finish watching it. Boring, boring, boring. I'm a… More