Turner and Hooch
Turner and Hooch (1989)

One by-product of two consecutive Oscar wins is that Tom Hanks no longer has to appear in such potboilers as Turner and Hooch. Hanks plays Turner, a meticulously groomed, excruciatingly well-organized detective working in a small California… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 28, 1989
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The rather mechanical style of director Roger Spottiwoode (who took over the film after original director Henry Winkler departed) fails to enliven the stereotypical criminal proceedings.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

If there's a new hair in this dogeared dramedy, it would take a bloodhound to sniff it out.

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Brian Orndorf

I laughed heartily with the film, but I almost went cross-eyed trying to consider what the hell this script actually contained before Disney, five screenwriters, and two directors tore it apart.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

From the moment when Hooch first appears to the strains of Strauss' 'Also sprach Zarathustra', the gags can be smelt a mile off, and the thriller elements are as hackneyed as an episode of Murder She Wrote.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Hanks, who can even grace a film such as "The 'Burbs," is always a movie's best friend.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So-so little comedy that's better than you'd think.

Caryn James
New York Times

The one level on which this mild children's comedy works is as an extended gross joke for 8-year-olds.

Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Dog-buddy comedy has lots of slobber and some violence.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Cute dog 'n' guy comedy

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Jani H
"This is not your room." I remember some of these caninecop movies from the 80's. This one was probably the best of the bunch. The film also… More
danny d
why did they have to kill the dog, they should have killed hanks instead
Candy Rose
Funny movie about a cop and his side kick dog called Hooch, whom he needs to help him identify a murderer.
Film Crazy
i loved it i thought it was funny and sweet and tom hanks is gawjus and soo is that dog
Cassie Hill
Tom Hanks is hillarious in this movie!!!!!!!
Dean King
A enjoyable funny film. If you like dogs you should like this as Tom Hanks tries to get to grips with his adopted dog!