The Stray
The Stray (2017)

The Stray tells the true story of how a stray dog, "Pluto," comes out of nowhere and impacts the Davis family, who are struggling in many ways. In just a short time, Pluto the "wonderdog" manages to save a toddler, bring… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 6, 2017
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

An underpowered, white-bread sermon on the importance of family and faith.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Faith-based family drama could distress dog lovers.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The desire to tug at your heartstrings starts to feel desperate after a while. The Stray doesn't just want to make you cry, it wants to reach right into your eye sockets and squeeze your tear ducts until there's not an ounce of moisture left.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Cut-rate faith-based tale of a dog that just HAS to be a family's guardian angel makes for grim going.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

A family's love for their pet pooch is reciprocated mightily in writer-director Mitch Davis' The Stray, a movie with a gentle spirit and tone shifts that go all over the place.

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Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

This family friendly movie shows with beautiful Colorado backgrounds how a 57-varieties mutt saves a man's life and possibly his marriage.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It's a dramatic start for a film that means well, but can't quite make its pieces fit the story it wants to tell.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Offered as a warm-hearted dog yarn, this gentle but tendentious fact-based family drama goes astray into agitprop for family and Christian values.

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EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
The Stray attempts to recycle rehashed true stories of yesteryear and purposely attends to fail at creativity to solve the film's biggest problems. I bet… More