The Dogwalker
The Dogwalker (2002)

In Paul Duran's witty comedy-drama, down-and-out Jerry (Will Stewart) chances upon an old woman Alma (Carol Gustafson) walking her dog. The lucky encounter leads to a job when Alma's daughter Helen (Stepfanie Kramer) hires him to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Lael Loewenstein

An indie that benefits from amusing characters, strong thesping and taut situational humor.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

A well-made but emotionally scattered film whose hero gives his heart only to the dog.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

A pleasingly unpredictable stroll across all of the boundaries that we believe separate us -- and that actually do.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

It's mighty tedious for the viewer who has to contend with unpleasant characters, hit-and-miss performances and awkwardly staged scenes.

Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

The Dogwalker starts off strong, but loses steam towards the end.

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

This movie plays like an extended dialogue exercise in Retard 101.

Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

This isn't a retooled genre piece, the tale of a guy and his gun, but an amiably idiosyncratic work.

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Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine

Trying hard to be cute, The Dogwalker is instead as muddled as can be, tripping up the film as if its ankles were entwined in its own leash.

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