A Dog's Journey Reviews

September 30, 2019
What if dogs really aren't this annoying when we get to hear inside their head? What if they're actually very smart or lovely?
August 19, 2019
If there are to be more sequels, I'm hoping that future Baileys cut the chat and hark back to a time when heroism trumped cuteness and movie dogs left the punchlines to the human members of the cast.
May 17, 2019
This is the type of movie where all characters are either "good" or "bad," nothing in between, and the only emotions are "happy" and "sad." It's as if it was written from the emotional mindset of a dog.
May 17, 2019
It's about halfway through the film when one realizes how much deeper Mancuso and team are going with this dog's journey... It's about how dogs can fill the hole in your heart that a person might leave.
May 17, 2019
Is A Dog's Journey one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest?
May 16, 2019
I enjoyed the film, as many will, in a split-brain way that goes to the essence of fantasy -- half-believing what I wanted to be true, embracing the emotional manipulation whenever possible.
May 16, 2019
A Dog's Journey ends in bittersweet fashion, but with the suspicion that this franchise will live on.
May 16, 2019
The love we share with our canine companions is one of the simplest emotions there is, and to build an entire film around manipulating that love is lazy storytelling.
May 16, 2019
A corny but effective tearjerker for kids and families.
May 16, 2019
I suppose it's a genuine achievement that a movie packed with as much delightful canine (and agreeable human) talent as this one should be so insufferable.
May 15, 2019
Director Gail Mancuso, a TV comedy veteran, gets the desired effect-as manipulative as it may be-out of both the funny scenes and the sad ones, leading up to a finale that can only be described as weapons-grade tearjerker material.
May 15, 2019
Even the crustiest viewers (count me among them) must credit director Gail Mancuso for a handful of sequences that, amid all the glop, are capable of softening a hard heart.
Top Critic
May 5, 2019
A steady stream of corn-syrup sentiment binding what would otherwise amount to a feature-length montage of adorable doggy reaction GIFs.
May 3, 2019
Only its restlessness feels novel, tailored as it is to wet-nosed viewers made distractible by hours of scrolling through floof-centric Instagram feeds.
May 3, 2019
It's preposterous, not half as much fun as last time and, crucially, not at all sad.
May 1, 2019
It quietly boosts a message of resilience and self-belief to young girl audiences, advising them that it's always a smarter move to love nice boys and dogs rather than abusive jerks and pet haters.
May 1, 2019
There is apparently a sizable overlap between people who like films in which cute dogs scamper around happily, and people who like films in which cute dogs drop dead every half an hour.