Show Dogs

Unleashed and Undercover.


Show Dogs
In this live action human-animal film we follow Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog, who is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog at the world’s most exclusive Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. The film has attracted controversy over a genital examination scene, which has since been toned down. This may account for some of the low ratings.

92 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Language, Violence).
Adventure, Comedy, Family.

Showtimes

I swear I didn’t steal your frisbee.
I swear I didn’t steal your frisbee.

Credits

Cast
Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul, Andy Beckwirth, voices of Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Shaquille O'Neal, Gabriel Iglesias, Ludacris, Jordin Sparks
Director
Raja Gosnell
ScreenplayMax Botkin, Marc Hyman
MusicHeitor Pereira
CinematographyDavid Mackie
EditingDavid Freeman, Sabrina Plisco
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byOpen Road Films, Riverstone Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageInfrequent, low impact, rude rather than crude language.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, low or mild impact violence with no noticeable effect, but accompanied by a sense of threat and menace.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of Imitative Acts and Techniques.
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
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
8 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
4
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconTalking dog movie that barks up right tree.
5
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconI think there's a pretty large chance that though you may hate it every bit as much as me, your kids may well love it. It zips along, it has cute animals and plenty of very childish humour – young kids dig all of these, don't they?
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconSure, younger kids who enjoy such talking critter films might be entertained, but have fun explaining the advice from one dog to another to escape to his mental happy place while he’s being groped by a stranger. Howlingly bad and ill-suited for kids (or anyone wanting to preserve brain cells).
6
Metacritic.com
14 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
54 critics
6
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconShow Dogs may entertain very young viewers, but for anyone else, it threatens the cinematic equivalent of a rolled-up newspaper on the snout.
3
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
5
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconTalking-animal buddy comedy dogged by controversy.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
14 users
2
Rottentomatoes users
539 users
5
IMDB
1697 Netizens
6
The Movie DB
Community
11

Average .. 27%

5

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