Hotel for Dogs

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Nickelodeon present this family dog tale. 16-year-old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother Bruce (Austin) are new residents at a foster home with a strict no-pets policy: problematic for their dog, Friday. They stumble upon an abandoned hotel and begin transforming into a home - by way of Bruce's sensational inventions - not just for Friday but for all the city's homeless canines. But the local pound isn't impressed with this monopoly on stray dogs...

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Comedy, Kids & Family

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Rating: PG contains coarse language

USA

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Hotel For Dogs has 'something to say' and isn't afraid to have fun saying it. High-minded adults will probably give the film a wide berth based on its title, not realising their decision makes Hotel's message all the more poignant. Strays, orphans and abandoned buildings are used throughout to remind a young audience that one man's rubbish is another man's treasure. Parents wanting to discuss sharing and recycling with their kids will be glad to find many points of reference in this picture. Enough about the metaphors though, let's discuss the canines: they're the film's raison d'etre.

Purebreds and mutts mingle effortlessly, each playing up to the stereotypes associated with their breeds. Director Thor Freudenthal proudly shows off his impressive cast and he never forgets who the real stars are. It is one of the largest dog ensembles captured on film and, thankfully, they do all their own stunts. With CGI kept to a minimum, a few chase sequences must have required hours of toil from the crew. Their hard work paid off with highly polished visuals and a nicely paced selection of gags.

Hotel For Dogs is a fun school-holiday treat. If you're not a dog-owner yet, be warned that the kids will demand you are soon.

Hollywood Reporter

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It's a pretty lazy film in the creativity department save for the dogs.

NZ Herald [Francesca Rudkin]

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Predictable and cute - perfect as long as you're under 10, in human years.

Variety [USA]

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Ultimately warm and furry, with a wet nose buried in gross receipts.

the bst mvie ever

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the bst mvie ever

i think thiss movie is the bst since its got the girl from wild child in it and wild child is great

cool but BORRING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cool but BORRING!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was cool but it was borring when the dogs got locked up,plus it was borring in the drammatic part

hotel 4 dogs!!!!!! cool but thumbs down

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hotel 4 dogs!!!!!! cool but thumbs down

well it was a good movie it was a litle boring i heard it got a poor movie rating that's why i never watched it i watched it my drama class poor i just liked the dogs :)

dramatic

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dramatic

sooo dramatic and crying and dying ahhhhhhhhhhhh it was sad and dumb

dogs

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dogs

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I loved everything accept when the dogs got taken away.

rock on dogs

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rock on dogs

hi

we are the BG i am Briar and this is my friend Georgia

we loved this movie because we love dogs

me Briar i have 3 dogs

georgia has 2 dogs

hotel of dogs is a great movie

Dogs

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Dogs

Hi I am Annaliese Dogs are great there my favorite animals I LOVE LOVE L O V E ! hotel for dogs!!!!! its an Awsome as movie so watch it!

Hey.

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Hey.

I love this website I just can`t get my eyes of it.

♥who wouldent love a hotel for dogs♥

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♥who wouldent love a hotel for dogs♥

this is going to be the best movie i havent exacly watched it but i no because it has andi roberts in it and shes a great actor

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hi

I love this website. I could do this all day. My favorite is Hotle for Dogs.