Hotel for Dogs (U)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5
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Time Out says

Tue Feb 10 2009

Strictly half-term fodder it may be, but this amiable kiddie flick delivers on its promises: you get lots of dogs doing cute stuff. The set-up has a brother and sister (Emma Roberts, Jake T Austin, Identi-Kit moppets) struggling to keep their pet Jack Russell terrier a secret from their pernickety foster parent (Lisa Kudrow, a game meanie). An abandoned downtown hotel provides an ideal bolt-hole and, they begin to plot, could offer kinder accommodation for the city’s unwanted canines than the municipal pound. With a couple of pet shop assistants facilitating transport and product-placement doggie treats, the dream becomes reality, thanks muchly to little bro’s Heath Robinson-esque contraptions keeping massed pooches fed and watered while the authorities try to work out where all the strays are.

True, there’s only the merest suggestion of an education system for these juveniles, but credibility’s secondary when you’ve got lots of dogs doing cute stuff. There’s a treadmill for automated walkies, a canine-operated ball thrower, while bodily functions are catered for by production-line poop-scooping. A whole spectrum of breeds, shapes and sizes supply the aww-factor (pugs with aerobics headbands), but there’s some welcome emotional underpinning too, since the foster kids need a good home as much as their four-legged friends. Enter Don Cheadle as a kindly social services officer: when they start giving actors awards for films they’d rather leave off their CVs, he’ll be up there on the podium.
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Rated:

U

UK release:

Fri Feb 13, 2009

Duration:

100 mins

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gill

Took my 6 year old to see it and she loved it, a great morning's entertainment for the kids.

gill

Took my 6 year old to see it and she loved it, a great morning's entertainment for the kids.

the truth

i dont usually agree with kids reviews on this website as the reviewers are adults personally i love the film

the truth

i dont usually agree with kids reviews on this website as the reviewers are adults personally i love the film

Cristina

This film is crap it bored me it mite aswell be a hotel 4 cats or horses that would have been better i for shanshan i think your wrong u must be a baby if u cried all round it was amazing 5 stars

Cristina

This film is crap it bored me it mite aswell be a hotel 4 cats or horses that would have been better i for shanshan i think your wrong u must be a baby if u cried all round it was amazing 5 stars

momo

Best children's film we have seen for a long time. Went with my two grandson's, 5 & 12.We loved it.

momo

Best children's film we have seen for a long time. Went with my two grandson's, 5 & 12.We loved it.

film crit

hotel for dogs? more like hotel for my girlfriend wwwwwwwwooooooooooofffffffffffffffffffffff

Miranda

This is a really good film! I couldn't watch it without a few tears, but in the end I was sort of having tears because it was really happy.

Miranda

This is a really good film! I couldn't watch it without a few tears, but in the end I was sort of having tears because it was really happy.

emily

im of to go and see this film on sunday soooo looking forward to it!! from all the reviews !!!! if i like it i will recomend it to everyone !!! go and see the film LOL !!!!!!!!

emily

im of to go and see this film on sunday soooo looking forward to it!! from all the reviews !!!! if i like it i will recomend it to everyone !!! go and see the film LOL !!!!!!!!

jo gass

I loved this film, great for kids and adults, just take a hankie as I cant imagine watching this without shedding a few tears.

jo gass

I loved this film, great for kids and adults, just take a hankie as I cant imagine watching this without shedding a few tears.

Charlotte

might go and see this today with the kids does look good will have to see eh? lol i will tell you all later lol

Charlotte

might go and see this today with the kids does look good will have to see eh? lol i will tell you all later lol

Denise Tootell

I took my 13 yr old son to see this film and it was brill!!! especially if you love dogs! would recomended this film to anyone! great family film!

Denise Tootell

I took my 13 yr old son to see this film and it was brill!!! especially if you love dogs! would recomended this film to anyone! great family film!

clarice

saw it 1 and gunna see it again for my party!!!!!!!! it is well good! ;) if u havent watched it yet go and wach it!!!!

clarice

saw it 1 and gunna see it again for my party!!!!!!!! it is well good! ;) if u havent watched it yet go and wach it!!!!

lauren  yeah man

going today to watch it how sad am I 18 and going to watch hotel for dogs ha but looks good whoop im going to watch it today taking my little brothers it best be good if I'm sat all he way threw a cartoon film they do my head in but I have heard this Is ment to be funny so I have booked the tickets

lauren  yeah man

going today to watch it how sad am I 18 and going to watch hotel for dogs ha but looks good whoop im going to watch it today taking my little brothers it best be good if I'm sat all he way threw a cartoon film they do my head in but I have heard this Is ment to be funny so I have booked the tickets

Carmen

Its one of the best film about dogs! LOVE IT AND ITS SO FUNNY! Have to watch it! WOULD DEFINITELY RECORDMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!!!!

Carmen

Its one of the best film about dogs! LOVE IT AND ITS SO FUNNY! Have to watch it! WOULD DEFINITELY RECORDMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!!!!

Tavnaya

I've Seen The Preview Nd Me And My Lil Cousin An dBest Fwend Are Goin To Watch It Today..

Tavnaya

I've Seen The Preview Nd Me And My Lil Cousin An dBest Fwend Are Goin To Watch It Today..

Laura

I Might Be Going To See This Today With My Best Mate, I've Seen The Advertising For It And It Looks Really Good! What Do You Think Is The Most Appropriate Age For This Film? Comment Bak. xx

Laura

I Might Be Going To See This Today With My Best Mate, I've Seen The Advertising For It And It Looks Really Good! What Do You Think Is The Most Appropriate Age For This Film? Comment Bak. xx

hopeyxx

omg u guys go with ure mum lol im goin on a doulbe date me nd my bf charlie nd my m8 rachel nd her bf harry nd this film look wiked cant wait too seee itt!!!!!

hopeyxx

omg u guys go with ure mum lol im goin on a doulbe date me nd my bf charlie nd my m8 rachel nd her bf harry nd this film look wiked cant wait too seee itt!!!!!

jimmy

everyone who said this was a bad film must of been watching a different film my wife and i and our two children loved it !

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