Hotel for Dogs

No stray gets turned away


Hotel for Dogs
Two orphans have been shunted from foster home to foster home for the last few years. During this time, they have kept a secret pet dog. As luck would have it, they discover an abandoned building, and soon turn it into a place for their dog and a few doggie mates to live. Things pick up when some pet store workers ask them to take in unsold inventory, and soon the building is jam-packed with dogs. This naturally leads to problems with the city's dog-catchers, and Mom and Dad ...

101 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Family.
Mom never had to make movies like this!
Mom never had to make movies like this!

Credits

Cast
Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Johnny Simmons, Kyla Pratt, Troy Gentile, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Ajay Naidu
Director
Thor Freudenthal
ScreenplayJeff Lowell, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle, from the book by Lois Duncan
MusicJohn Debney
CinematographyMichael Grady
EditingSheldon Kahn
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byDreamWorks SKG, Nickelodean Movies, Cold Spring Pictures, Donners' Company, The Montecito Picture Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageExtremely mild and infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceExtremely infrequent and low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThere is some mild threat and menace and some fairly mature themes that are very sensitively handled, but will require adult supervision.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Hollywood Reporter
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconHotel For Dogs may not be the best film on circuit, and it's also quite predictable, but where it scores big is in its mix of mild comedy, slapstick, pathos, hordes of photogenic canines and a positive message about the importance of family.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Shaheema Barodien
5
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconWarm and funny family film.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconHotel for Dogs is a sweet, innocent family movie.
13
eye Weekly
Nick Flanagan quote iconThe heartstrings are manipulated forcefully and illogically throughout, but the dog shenanigans and the film's overall ''we'll all be OK no matter what'' message won me over.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNothing tremendous and clearly best geared for less discerning, younger viewers, Hotel For Dogs is fairly cute, occasionally amusing, and features enough fun dogs for several films.
10
Metacritic.com
25 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
100 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHotel for Dogs may appeal to children and dog lovers, but it's ultimately contrived, predictable, and simplistic.
9

What the People say

Internet
1831 Netizens quote iconAn okay family film
7

Average .. 48%

10

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