Show Dogs

Out Now On-Demand

Unleashed and undercover.

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog (Ludacris) goes undercover with his human partner (Will Arnett) at a prestigious dog show in this talking-animal family comedy. From dog movie auteur, Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua).


Directed by

  • Raja Gosnell('Beverly Hills Chihuahua', 'Big Momma's House', 'Never Been Kissed', 'Scooby-Doo')

Written by

Comedy, Kids & Family


Rating: PG Violence & coarse language


Los Angeles Times


This nicely modulated film largely avoids the hyper-aggressive jokiness and desperate stabs at relevance that often plague kidpics.

New York Times


Sometimes a rewarding movie theatre experience comes from a simple film that doesn't promise more than it can deliver. "Show Dogs" promises talking dogs who fight crime. It delivers.



The film's lack of inspiration at every level - technical, narrative and comedic - is so crushing that, save for pre-adolescents, most will consider this a top contender for worst of breed.

Hollywood Reporter


A high-concept family comedy that manages to avoid being taken for the runt of the litter, even if it doesn't really bring anything fresh and different to the arena.

Empire (UK)


If you came for cute canines you’ll get them, but you’d get more entertainment from an hour of dog videos on YouTube.

Variety (USA)


Think of it as “Miss Congeniality” for dogs, replete with the sort of slapstick humor, puerile gags and for-adults-only pop-culture references required of such endeavors.

The Guardian


Arnett has the terse air of a man doing anything he can to keep up with his alimony payments...

Sydney Morning Herald


Packed with forgettable wisecracks, this is a very American brand of children's entertainment, crass and overbearing but harmless.