Red Dog
Red Dog (2011)

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

It's not quite as blatant a tearjerker as some of its pooch-based predecessors, and frankly, it's all the better for it.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's guaranteed to bring tears and laughter to popular audiences, and those who turn up their muzzles at it are on a canine to nothing.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

I do like a good dog in a family movie.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Though the film may be a little clumsy, and a few of the characters more annoying than endearing, you are guaranteed to have a good heartfelt laugh and quite likely a cry, thanks to this little Aussie legend.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Even hardened blokes will struggle not to choke back a few tears at the end.

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Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

Heart's in the right place, but very broad and quite irritating too.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Emotional dog tale features drinking, violence, and loss.

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London Evening Standard

Pretty sappy stuff, but the film-makers use knowing humour to snare more cynical viewers and are well-served by the cast.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

Hollywood's own family fare could probably learn a little from this sweet-natured and surprisingly affecting Aussie hit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Sentimental Australian family film and great emotional based-on-a-true-story tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship with a wandering, dust-covered… More
Panta Oz
This Australian family film directed by Kriv Stenders manages to catch the Australian spirit and to explore it to the max... I just loved it! The film is based… More
Thomas Bowler
Nothing you haven't seen before crossed with a whole heap of sappiness. Full review later.
Robert Fearon
2.5 stars.
McCoy 945
A heartwarming Aussie tale about a small mining town setting their differences aside to look after a Kelpie dog by the name of Red Dog. This film made me and my… More