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A DOG'S PURPOSE

 
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At Theaters: 1/27/2017 On Video: 5/2/2017
Rated: PG Length: 2 hr. min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600928
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Adventure Comedy Drama - While this animal-centered drama is aimed at kids and families, and indeed most families would consider this profanity-free film safe for kids, there are some dark and disturbing moments for the youngest of children, including dog deaths and one act of violence toward a dog. As such, parents of the very young should be cautioned. There is also some alcohol drinking. The most recognizable stars here, Dennis Quaid and Britt Robertson, have fairly limited screen time, while Josh Gad is the one consistent presence as the voice of the dog.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Josh Gad ANGRY BIRDS, THE WEDDING RINGER, FROZEN
Britt Robertson MR. CHURCH, TOMORROWLAND, THE LONGEST RIDE
Dennis Quaid TRUTH, AT ANY PRICE, PLAYING FOR KEEPS, THE WORDS
Director: Lasse Hallstrom THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
About The Production
Four-Legged Actors
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits and a dog shooting.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Chases and a fire.
COMEDY: Kid and constant dog humor.
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Critic's Review Heading

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average This movie has its moments—no movie with such an adorable array of pooches could not...But the tonal weirdness and the philosophical fallacies and the general level of treacle did not sit very well with me.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Below Average A Dog's Purpose is preposterous and, at first, hard to resist. A manipulative script about dog reincarnation that whacks your emotions like a piñata...

Slant Magazine Full Review
Very Poor The film imbues Bailey with a human-like consciousness and ability to question his own existence, but it does so only to offer comforting reassurances about dogs' natural servility.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 157 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
28
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
23
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
36
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
52
Very High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 157 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Professional movie critics rated this movie low, but it's obvious that MOVIEGOERS LOVED "A DOG'S PURPOSE." Only a very small percentage rated it as low as "average," which is still higher than what many critics rated it. "A Dog's Purpose" is a GRAET MOVIE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

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