• Released
  • January 16, 2009
  • PG , 1 hr 40 min
  • Comedy
  • 9,240 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Siblings (Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin) transform an abandoned hotel into a haven for homeless dogs.

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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...
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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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42

Entertainment Weekly

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There are still cuddly pups and piddle jokes aplenty.
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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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