Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes


      PG 2011 1 hr. 29 min. Kids & Family Comedy Adventure Animation List
      Reviews 44% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A small dog (Bryan Adams) finds adventure with his master in 1880s Africa. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

      View All (6) audience reviews
      Audience Member Oddly stellar cast for a low budget affair. Nothing compares to Pixar in terms of graphics but this doesn't even try. Heartwarming, rather cheesily predictable story line that works for little kids only. The Bryan Adams soundtrack is awful. Did they learn nothing after Robin Hood: Prinice of Thieves? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Reminds one of Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review dave j Monday, July 7, 2014 (2011) Jock: The Hero Dog COMPUTER ANIMATION/ FAMILY ADVENTURE There's is just so many things wrong with this movie I think I'm being way too generous upon giving this movie 40%. It's the story about Jock the Hero dog narrated by acting veteran, Donald Sutherland while living in Africa. I really hate movies where I'm able to see things to remember at the beginning but are not addressed about it later. What that means is that is that it loses focus in regards to the story. I mean , although the computer animation is not that great, my first focus always regards in the rhythm and flow of it's story. The movie opens with Jock as a young pup, who was ridiculed and cast off aside by his older and bigger brothers in which on one instance he's squeezed out of a food bowl. They also call him 'runt' because of his size in comparison to his older siblings. A young explorer happens to be by and he asks what kind of pup he would want to adopt from this African tribe, and one of them suggested him to take the young 'runt' who was blatantly taken by a vicious bird. At this point, I'm wondering, how come dogs can converse with some animals and not be able to converse with others, for which the movie never answers. Anyways, after the runt manages to escape from this nasty bird, he is then saved again from a drowning by the young explorer who eventually gave him the name Jock. Jock, the dog who's able to converse with the chicken who really looks like a rooster promises his mom and dad that he is going to look after him as well as serve as it's guide on his so-called journeys. I also don't like the trend here where all the bad guys all have Australian accents whereas all the good guys all have perfectly English accents. This young explorer is looking for gold and needed a dog to protect and guide him to his advantage since he's gullible. Now, at this point I've already watched half way, is when this movie started to lose me, is when young Jock goes back to see his mother again, except that their is no mentioning of the whereabouts of his father or his other brothers. It's like they were only important to serve only one purpose, and that was to be part of a story for young Jock. His mother does eventually get killed by a leopard defeated by Jock from a stroke of luck but instead of being saddened about it, I was still quite baffled about how it came to this at the first place. I remembered one of my other problems I had with this movie is the very same problem I had with "The Lion King", is the fact they would pick a particular group of animals to be bad making other groups of animals to be good. In kimba the white Lion, he becomes king in a spawn of weeks and years, but in the Lion King, it almost appears that he became king only in a week. Fitzpatrick Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Good Children's animated movie and interesting story about the runt of the litter, but, graphics could have been better. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member BEST FAMILY FILM EVER NO QUESTION TO IT Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Gorgeous animation....tear jerker, good story, nice different animation. Fantastic line-up of celebrities voicing the characters! Good to see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A small dog (Bryan Adams) finds adventure with his master in 1880s Africa.
      Duncan MacNeillie
      Duncan MacNeillie
      Production Co
      Jock Animation
      PG (Some Menace|Peril)
      Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016