Good Boy! Synopsis
A boy's new pet dog is actually on a mission from a faraway star.
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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

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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...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Not particularly imaginative, but not the worst.
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