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      Abner, the Invisible Dog

      Released Oct 30, 2013 1h 29m Kids & Family Comedy List
      Reviews 22% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings While a boy experiments with his new chemistry set, his dog suddenly starts talking and vanishes into thin air. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Dimwitted dog tale with bumbling villains, farts, bullies. Rated: 1/5 Mar 13, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Mark Lindsay Chapman sounds like the name of the man programmed to kill John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, which kept him from playing the man who put a tampon on his head and yelled "I love May Pang" in John and Yoko: A Love Story, a biographical NBC made-for-Tv movie that had involvement from Yoko Ono, who liked his audition but felt it was bad karma and Mark McGann got the role instead. Chapman did end up playing Lennon in Chapter 27 and got killed by real life cult leader Jared Leto who played Chapman. Chapman — the actor, not the MK Ultra killer carrying a marked-up copy of Catcher in the Rye — is the voice of the invisible dog Albert in this movie. As for the movie, imagine Home Alone with an invisible dog who is not above dragging its hero whenever he screws up — which is often — and burglars trying to get a secret hidden in a birthday gift. Common Sense Media said that this movie was the "familiar tale of a boy and his dog running from wacky criminals who are trying to get back a secret formula." Have we as a movie-making society become so cynical to film that there is more than one canine espionage movie? I mean, Abner is an English sheepdog, which explains his accent and sometimes that's enough for me. Throw in David DeLuise and David Chokachi from Baywatch working from a story by Andrew Stevens and how can you watch any more, Common Sense Media? You warned parents that this movie has scenes in which "elderly folks are the butt of numerous jokes; there are farts aplenty and some mild sexual innuendo" and to me, you're describing pretty much the movies that I wish were being discussed by Film Twitter's most tight assed and unhumorous critics in the same way they point their magic fingers at a film no one has cared about ever and made it something worthy of pedestal raising. I implore you, do the same for Abner the Invisible Dog! It has to be better than how Common Sense Media summed up this Fred Olen Ray movie: " A time waster for all but those kids who think it's hysterical to hear dogs fart and watch brainless grown-ups trip on banana peels, smash their fingers in doors, and react to stink bombs." For shame. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Fred Olen Ray seems to have a fascination with invisibility. I decided that instead of watching something classic of his such as Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, I would watch Abner, The Invisible Dog. Fred has already directed Invisible Mom, Invisible Mom 2, and Invisible Dad. So here he's going with what's familiar I guess. The story concerns Chad Sheppard whose birthday has gone by, and all he wants is to get laid... Oops sorry PG movie. I meant he wants a kiss from a girl and to be with her. Instead, he gets a talking invisible dog (who can be a dick). This dog, which drank top government secret liquids to make him invisible, has to fend off bad guys (one of them is a Disney Channel reject in David DeLuise)! Simple story. And an incredibly boring one at that. The humor in this is so tame when talking B-movies. The acting is of course terrible, but there are not any moments where it's true "it's so bad it's good" quotes. Then again, this movie is directed at kids. I just so happen to be the only 20 year old retarded enough to spend a Saturday night watching Fred Olen Ray shit out another movie. The dialogue of course is atrocious, but lazily and blandly so. Exposition is just thrown in for shits and giggles, except without the giggles (aka it's shit). You do not know how many times I was cringing. It was a non-stop train wreck mess. This movie at times tried to imitate Scooby Doo. Let me say that again. This film tried to make Abner look like a God amongst talking dogs. Chad and Abner unfortunately will be no more than any other B-Movie toilet scrapers. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member this is a laugh riot Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis While a boy experiments with his new chemistry set, his dog suddenly starts talking and vanishes into thin air.
      Director
      Fred Olen Ray
      Producer
      Fred Olen Ray
      Screenwriter
      Pat Moran
      Production Co
      Synthetic Filmwerx
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 30, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 17, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 29m
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