75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A touching, family-friendly entertainment
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A surprisingly heartfelt father/son relationship, handled with restraint by director Todd Holland.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
An entertaining family comedy full of both tricks and trickery.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
No best in show but a decent family comedy.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If Firehouse Dog was on cable, where it belongs, it would make a passable diversion from homework or chores. But a kid would have to be pretty desperate to leave the house - and waste allowance money - for this modest distraction.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

The terrier Rexxx might be the least appealing mutt ever to slobber on screen.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
And that dog -- or, rather, that digitally enhanced replicant -- is just plain creepy.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
No cliché is unturned, no "dog duty" pun avoided (get it -- dog doody), no creepy gay-panic subtext unplumbed in this family comedy.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
There's too little dog and too much fire house in Firehouse Dog, a mild kid comedy that turns into a flaming arson mystery with some scenes that could be too scary for little ones.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Perhaps worst of all, the movie is painfully long.
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43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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