Hotel for Dogs Synopsis
Siblings (Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin) transform an abandoned hotel into a haven for homeless dogs.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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Entertainment Weekly

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There are still cuddly pups and piddle jokes aplenty.
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Calling all Dog LOVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By strawberri234
I love dogs and so i'll definately love this awesome movie! A MUST watch!...

A Must See for Any Animal Lover!!!!!! Best Movie on Air!!!

By clemsonj9
I think that by seeing all of the sneek peeks of this movie, this is the best movie to ever go on air. This movie fetures Emma Roberts, a very good actress on Nickolodeon. This movie is a must see...

Hotel For Dogs Prescreening Review

By cmotte
I viewed the Prescreening for this movie and it was terrific. My children loved it as well. Kyla Pratt is a TOP actress, in my opinion. I loved her in this movie as well. Take the children they...

Wasn't sure from previews but really cute

By momofpeazulpie
Based on the previews I thought the movie could go either way but we were invited to a preview this past weekend and we all loved it. The kids really loved it a lot and the grownups liked it too. I...

dogs are great

By meladawy
If you love dogs then this is a must see. It is not as good as Marley and me but it is funny and exciting. I walked out happy....

I liked it

By rudyrod1
Well, if your not into kid movies your no going to like it. but i love all kinds of movies and i thought it was cute. Emma Roberts looks just like her anut it's not even funny. so anyway, i didn't...

Hotel For Dogs

By Kirby1145
Good movie!...

To scary for kids.

By mollypuppy101
IT was a cute movie but kids getting in the back of the police car! Dog catchers being mean to the dogs and tempting the kids!...

Stupidest movie ever

By cetropolis
this looks like, by far, the dumbest movie to ever come out. All it is is some garbage baby movie that combines every horrible kid actor, including a disney channel actor that, by the way, is on a...

Hotel for Dogs

By kaduka73
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Every child and adult in the theater was laughing. I would recommend seeing it!...

More Info

Rated PG | For brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Young pet lovers will get a kick out of dog comedy.
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