75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
It's no great shakes as a film, but its combination of mild comedy, slapstick, pathos, many photogenic canines and a positive message will make it irresistible to families.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A lively, funny, imaginative film that should appeal to kids and their pet-loving parents.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Kids will be as enthralled by this film as you were by the live-action Disney movies of the '70s. It doesn't get any sweeter than a roomful of mattresses with kids and dogs jumping on them.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Even the youngest viewers, not to mention their parents, will appreciate the buffoonish villainy of the dogcatchers (still useful villains more than half a century after "Lady and the Tramp"), and the movie's nice anti-kill shelter message is as it should be.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's sad to see a promising fantasy turn into yet another industrial-scale fantasy-delivery system that beats up on its audience with mindless intensity and undercuts its own humanity -- and caninity -- in the process.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At its best, the movie is a catalog of doggy stunts.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Hotel for Dogs is agreeable Saturday afternoon multiplex piffle - friendly, formulaic, completely harmless.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Between the dogged efforts of the kids to save strays and the antics of the dogs, it's hard to resist this lively, though predictable, family movie.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's a pretty lazy film in the creativity department save for the dogs.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

There are still cuddly pups and piddle jokes aplenty.
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51 out of 100
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