75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This furry family comedy about a boy and his border terrier is irresistible, if not exactly in the league of "Babe."
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75

Chicago Tribune

A tearily adorable canine valentine.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film is touchingly firm about leveling with children, drawing a careful, crucial line between fantasy and reality, without patronizing or haranguing them.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Little is asked of talking-animal movies, save charm, heart, and at least one scene where said animal wears a lampshade. Good Boy! has all those things, plus a winning story line.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Mostly, Good Boy! exists for the middle section where youngsters and dogs speak the same language. These escapades, all taking place under the adults' radar, generate many sound laughs.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Undeniably charming -- a dog movie that's more lovable mutt than stately pedigree.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A charming runt of a movie. It's not all it could be, but it's the best the pound had to offer this week.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
No new ground is dug up in Good Boy, but the story is well-paced, sweet and lively, filling a void for very young filmgoers.
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63

Miami Herald

No, this isn't the stuff of a kiddie classic like "Holes." But, to quote from another movie with a vocal four-legged protagonist, it'll do.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A promising idea turns into nothing, and we're left with a painfully dull kids' picture.
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49 out of 100
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