'Dog' is cute, likable but stale

By: Billy Joynt | February 18th, 2021

What starts off slow in the start, picks up in the third act. By that time, though it's too late to save this film. It just moves from one slow scene to the next all the way until the end.


A buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Army Ranger Briggs and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, they’ll drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.


The idea of this movie is there. We have seen movies that work well when they have an animal as a Co star, and Lulu, the dog, is able to work well in this movie.


After watching this film, I'm not sure why someone thought Channing Tatum could carry a film alone. Pretty much the whole film is him and the dog, Lulu, and he doesn't seem to work too well being all alone on the screen. While the dog for sure steals the scene in most scenes, you then wonder why Tatum isn't engaging enough to also have that same ability.

I will say, if you like movies that are cute and enjoyable, like a Hallmark style film, you will enjoy this movie. I enjoyed it for what it was. A man and a dog learning a lot from each other and learning there's more in life that they know. It is one of those feel goods by the time you have watched the film. So if you enjoy that feel good moment, you should watch this one.

'Dog' is in theaters on February 18th, 2022.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Billy Billy Joynt (Editor) - Billy has seen many movies over the years. He enjoys comedies and anything action, including the summer blockbuster movies. You can follow Billy on Twitter here.
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