Rock Dog
Rock Dog (2017)

For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 24, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2017
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rock Dog is amiable enough, but its second-tier animation and uninspired story add up to a movie whose meager charms are likely to escape all but the youngest and least demanding viewers.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The definition of 'rock' here seems to be winsome be-yourself ballads with a smattering of guitar.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

It took nine people to write the cheap-looking animated film Rock Dog, and not one of them ever stopped to consider the fact that the dog of the title never rocks.

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Jack Bottomley
Starburst

Who doesn't love seeing an underdog succeed, especially one this kind hearted and fun. A welcome surprise.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

This draggy, computer-animated feature exhibits neither bark nor bite in its portrayal of a sheep-guarding, guitar-playing Himalayan mastiff who has his head perpetually in the clouds.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

A sweet-natured but awfully clumsy animated tale. Best for very young viewers.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

It's consistent with the duller examples of Hollywood's animated output.

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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com

All this is every bit as silly and innocuous as its sounds, and it goes down, if not like honey, than like very finely spun cotton candy.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

Taking an ode to the power of musical rebellion and running it through the mill of committee-thinking winds up being no rock and roll fun.

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Andy Lea
Daily Express (UK)

It's charming, gently amusing and Rock Dog doesn't strum too loudly on his guitar.

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Rock Dog easily ends up being on the "Forget Me" list for movies not because it's likely it'll be forgotten by the time the next two weeks… More