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      Hotel for Dogs

      PG Released Jan 16, 2009 1h 40m Kids & Family Comedy TRAILER for Hotel for Dogs: Trailer 1 List Hotel for Dogs: Trailer 1 Hotel for Dogs: Trailer 1 2:12 Hotel for Dogs: Official Clip - All That for a Look Out the Window? Hotel for Dogs: Official Clip - All That for a Look Out the Window? 1:33 View more videos
      46% Tomatometer 124 Reviews 55% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings After moving into a foster home that forbids pets, siblings Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) must quickly find a home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful pair find an abandoned hotel, and with the help of Bruce's mechanical skills, turn it into a pooch paradise for Friday and a number of strays. But when the inevitable barking makes neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce must find a way to hide their canine haven from prying eyes. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Hotel for Dogs may appeal to children and dog lovers, but it's ultimately contrived, predictable, and simplistic.

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      Peter Whittle Times (UK) The dogs are never quite as entertaining as they should be for the kids in the audience, and the hypercutesiness and speechifying at the end will lead to much tightening of adult sphincters. Rated: 2/5 Feb 19, 2009 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian The schmaltz is laid on thick, but kids love this sort of stuff and, refreshingly, the dog bits are done the old-fashioned, fun way: with animal trainers rather than CGI. Rated: 2/5 Feb 13, 2009 Full Review Larushka Ivan-Zadeh Metro Newspaper (UK) Are you under 11, love dogs and think the only thing funnier than someone stepping in poo is someone stepping in it again? Boy, you've hit the jackpot! Rated: 3/5 Feb 13, 2009 Full Review James Croot Stuff.co.nz That this doesn't turn into a dog is credit to an engaging young cast, especially the dependable Roberts... Rated: 3/5 Sep 22, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Plays it very safe and sticks to a tried-and-true children's movie formula. Rated: 3/10 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Feels a lot like a retro family film similar in tone to 70's Disney flicks. Rated: 2.0/4.0 Sep 11, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Joseph H It alright, dogs were cute and thank god they didn't talk. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Steve D Cute enough but strictly for kids. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Chris M The concept is interesting, if a tad like a sitcom premise. But the movie falls into the trap of foster parents are always abusive assholes addicted to something and doesn't care about the foster kids other than the money the government sends. It's a negative stereotype and cliché. Speaking of cliché the other main villains is a pair of dog hating dog catchers who gets to excited about dog murder. I don't think even in 2009 animal control wonders the town looking for strays. I think they have to be called if you think a dangerous or stray animal is in your area. Lastly, it drags in the middle and of course poop jokes. But thankfully they keep the poop off screen. Overall, it's cute and funny and is pretty good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Audience Member What da f**k.. I mean, it’s better than Thor 4, I guess.. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review Kervin K Is it: Cheesy? Predictable? Formalistic? Yes! Yet, it is a fun & creative family and kids movie that our son loves to watch over and over again with his love for animals and of course dogs. High production value with a great mix of visuals music, and sound. An uplifting story of teen empowerment with an orphaned brother and sister and their love of helping homeless dogs. Cheesy? Yes! But with a good mix of actors and Hollywood production value, it is great for a fun family movie night! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/30/22 Full Review Audience Member LOL, all ages are admitted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After moving into a foster home that forbids pets, siblings Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) must quickly find a home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful pair find an abandoned hotel, and with the help of Bruce's mechanical skills, turn it into a pooch paradise for Friday and a number of strays. But when the inevitable barking makes neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce must find a way to hide their canine haven from prying eyes.
      Director
      Thor Freudenthal
      Producer
      Lauren Shuler Donner, Jonathan Gordon, Ewan Leslie, Jason Clark
      Screenwriter
      Jeff Lowell, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Donners' Company, Montecito Picture Company
      Rating
      PG (Language|Brief Mild Thematic Elements|Some Crude Humor)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 16, 2009, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $73.0M
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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