The Shaggy Dog
The Shaggy Dog (2006)

An unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name. Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) takes his… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: March 10, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2006
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This Disney retread has neither inspiration nor originality, but may please moviegoers under the age of ten.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

We've seen it a million times.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

The Shaggy Dog may not make you howl, but it does offer a few bona fide belly laughs, which is more than the last few Tim Allen movies could boast.

Full review…
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A surprisingly touching family comedy with real emotion.

Full review…
Rob Nelson
Village Voice

Disney's tried-and-true slapstick material (est. 1959) is here given a heinously unimaginative interpretation by five screenwriters and a director who manages to squander the gifts of an absurdly overqualified supporting cast.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

This is a classic family fun fare, likely destined for sequelhood.

Full review…
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full review…
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The unruly pack of subplots make The Shaggy Dog much more convoluted than it needs to be.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Director Brian Robbins keeps the special effects and animatronics to a minimum, relying more often than not on real (albeit trained) dogs. That extra bit of authenticity is refreshing.

Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today

A good-natured, sometimes silly family fun that will play especially well with the under-13 set.

Full review…
More reviews for The Shaggy Dog

Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
Robert Downey Jr. was good in this.
Michael Edwards
its not bad
Jim Careter
A pretty stupid movie, Tim Allen disappoints me.
KJ Proulx
Whoever Brian Robbins is, he took 100 minutes of my life that I will never be able to get back. The Shaggy Dog is among those films that you want to walk out… More
Bethany Murphy
Not that great, a good family film at best.
Richard C
a horrible movie that has hardly anything good about it. D