Atom User Reviews for A Dog's Way Home

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This movie sort of gave me “A Dog’s Purpose” kind of vibe but when I watched the film, I fell in love with the main character. The film title speaks for itself and I recommend it for children 11 and under because I don’t think you’d find it as interesting, unless you’re an animal-loving, vegan like myself! Other than that the film made me pretty emotional, and the cast was adorable!

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Kaylynn W
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the homosexuality in the movie was completely unnecessary. from the rainbow collar on the dog and the camera focusing on the men's wedding bands, it wasn't needed at all in a kid's movie

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Shea D
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Absolutely loved it

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Faith B
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One of the best and sweetest movies I'd seen in a while.

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Cindy B
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Really good

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Susan C
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A nice family movie. This movie was like Homeward Bound.. but newer. Good movie for kids.

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Greg H
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Watch it for the feels!

KK
Kevin K

The dog is dumb

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Simone B
#indiehit
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Tony T
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My kids are 5 and 12. We all laughed and cried and got scared and cheered! It was the full experience of emotions! We loved it! It warmed our hearts! You must see it!

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Jennifer H
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Really good story. A bit sad, but charming movie perfect for people who love their dogs.

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Lorenzo P
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Loved it!

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Naomi M
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Lovely movie.

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jesus J
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Bella is definitely man's best friend. This story was told to perfection. Must see family movie. You will hear straight to the Humane Society to adopt a pet after this one.

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candy B
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This movie was absolutely incredible. I feel that it did an amazing job of staying true to the book and the cast did their jobs fantastically. This movie made you cry in all the right moments and is overall a great experience. I would 100% recommend to watch this.

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Emaan K
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Such a great heartfelt movie. Definitely makes you tear up!

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Ashleigh G
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tear-jerker of a movie. must see for any animal lover

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Karl R
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Awesome movie

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Sonya S
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Predictable, but still loved it and cried through most of the movie.

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Georgette S
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Another story of how much our dogs love us.

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Annalita M
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Great family movie! Made us tear up a few times. At one point my 6 year old looks at me with tears flowing out of her eyes and says “mommy, my eyes have water coming out and it won’t stop”but she was also smiling... it was the cutest thing ever! This movie is for dog lovers and really gets to our hearts.

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Ileana S
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We loved it so much, we saw it twice. <3

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Aimee B
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The movie was well done - good story!

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Fred P
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I really enjoyed the movie & bryce dallas howard did a fantastic job on doing the voice of bella!!!!

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Raynesha M
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Picked one my wife would love. We did. For the animal-lover in hopefully all of us!

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Paul H
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I cried so much!! I love this movie!! Bring some makeup wipes if you are emotional like me! The crying for the whole movie was worth it!!

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Lizzie L
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i love dogs, i love the movie, very touching.

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Carryann J
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Homeward Bound meets Milo & Ottis Loved it.

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Cesylie C
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Predictable, heartfelt movie that’s good for the family. Kind of a bit long for me. I was just sitting there like can you just go home already lol. Got to the end and I didn’t even remember how the dog got lost in the first place.

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Felicia S
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Absolutely amazing

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Nayah H
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Absolutely fantastic movie. many heart stopping moments. I cried most of the movie

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Crystal H
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Cried most of the movie 😭😭😭😭

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josephine A
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Bring tissue!

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Susan D
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A very enjoyable movie 👍🏼

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Doug A
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Great movie!

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Sara M
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loved it

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gabrielle T
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Such a great and cute movie!! So touching!!! 😭

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Lishi O
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If you have a furry kid it gets you

JJ
jose J
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Good movie

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Tracey T
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This movie was a tear jerker for me, but I’m also pregnant. It was the cutest (also intense) movie I’ve ever seen. I have to say I’ve never seen Marley and Me so if I ever did that would be the best movie, not this one. But this one was really good too😭😊

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Analicia R
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actually didn’t want too watch cause my dog recently went missing and I wish my dog comes back home ... but it was a good movie

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Anna V
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Such a great movie must see

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Austen B
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Loved it!

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Pixie W
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definitely not a younger kids movie people..a lot of explanations for parents. life lessons for 12 and up

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sarah F
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It was decent I Just disliked the way the dog was treated

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Angel G
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excellent narration

LG
louisa G
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A faithful adaption of the hit novel to the point where it only brings small changes to give a new experience to fans. Terrible animation plague this film. The CG fight between a cougar and coyotes is so bad the terrible frame rate and special effects makes the scene nearly painful and unwatchable. Still, the movie brings the feels and a few tears will be shed at the end.

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Steve R
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Such a wholesome and heartwarming movie :')

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Jose M
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Fantastic family movie!

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William C
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heartwarming and inspiring

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Emily A
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Very good movie, no foul language. Very little violence

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Jim/Carol R
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I so loved the movie

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Colleen C
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Everything about this movie was wonderful! The scenery was amazing, the story precious and a cute dog too!

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Barbara G
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This was a great family movie! Made me cry, laugh, and gave me all the feels. Absolutely loved it!

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Stephanie A
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It is such an emotional movie. My 4y and 9y kids cried, laughed, smiled and enjoyed every minute there.

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Zahra R
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This movie was so great! It got real sad and happy, but is a must see for any dog owner.

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Jordan L
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AWESOME dog person movie 🐾 This dog mom was bawling her eyes out by the end of the movie

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RENEE A
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A old-fashioned corny movie that unabashedly takes direct aim at your heart strings with scenes that are way too cute! Yep, your gonna laugh, your eyes are going to well up a bit. Good clean fun. My family, including my teenagers, loved it.

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Ruben D
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#boring
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Nothing new here; it's a rehash of Homeward Bound with fewer dogs. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie.

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g M

Metacritic

75
Jan 11, 2019

This may all sound too shameless and syrupy, but to its credit, A Dog’s Way Home scratches the surface of something I, as a pit bull obsessive, have never seen a “dog movie” do.

Metacritic review by Tomris Laffly
Tomris Laffly
RogerEbert.com
60
Jan 10, 2019

The film pretty much packs every canine cliché imaginable into its running time, but one look into the soulful eyes of its four-legged star will melt all but the coldest of hearts.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
38
Jan 10, 2019

Putting a dog in crisis might seem like an easy way to create a great story, but in a family film, featuring a helpless canine in constant peril plays as emotionally manipulative and, frankly, slightly traumatizing. A Dog’s Way Home is a joyless jaunt that offers an adorable canine star and not much else.

Metacritic review by Yolanda Machado
Yolanda Machado
TheWrap