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Opened in Theaters: Friday, January 16th, 2009

Directed by Thor Freudenthal
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1:40

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Hotel for Dogs
When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Austin) to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The...  View more >

PG
brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor

Starring Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow...  View more >

Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  2 40 See Now! Percent
Good  2 40 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  1 20 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  0 0 Stay Away! Percent
5 Total Reviews

Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

[--- See Now! ---]by  Feb 16, 2009
An excellent dog lovers movie.A dog for almost everyone. Great support from D. Cheadle. Burn out rockers Dillon and Kudrow good.
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[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberFeb 16, 2009
This is the kind of fun movie that pre-teenage kids will love and it won't bore the adults that bring them. The plot is simplistic and predictable, but none of that matters, because this isn't supposed to be a non-fiction story.

My 8 year old laughed and wants to see it again, and there wasn't anything inappropriate for younger children either. Animated Disney movies have scarier villians and scenes than the "bad" dog catchers and the useless foster parents.

Don Cheadle could have done this movie in his sleep, as he's capable of much more, but he brings the right measure of sincerity to his role. Emma Roberts shines the most as someone sure to get more screen time in the future. The best acting performance overall is probably by the dog Friday, but he'll have to suffer with the unfairness that there are no Oscars for animal actors...
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by VIP MemberMar 4, 2009
Send this movie to heartbreak hotel. "Hotel for dogs" is nothing more than a fantasy about a group of kids who used a abandoned hotel for dogs to escape being put to sleep. there are a few sentimental moments, but overall, the film didn't work for me. the movie never got to the real issue involving pet over-population. the film makes light of the issue. Kids who have seen this movie will be inspire to do something like adapted a pet. but that's as faw as I go. A near missed. I love Lisa Kudrow as a rocker chick. It's nice to see Emma Roberts again; even if in a mixed review movie such as "Hotel for Dogs."
[--- See Now! ---]by  Mar 5, 2009
[--- Good ---]by  Jul 14, 2009
this movie is definetly for dog lovers. it was kinda borin at times but this is a really good pre teen movie.

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