Paramount Pictures | Release Date: January 16, 2009
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Mixed or average reviews based on 59 Ratings
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AlexW.Mar 8, 2009
I really liked it, it was very cute and I hope the next one comes out coon!!
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RayzorMooseNov 16, 2013
Hotel for Dogs makes you want to stay home.
The concept is silly, and the film doesn't roll with it smoothly. The script is okay at best, and the acting is nothing short of annoying. The resulting product is an extremely cheesy family comedy
Hotel for Dogs makes you want to stay home.
The concept is silly, and the film doesn't roll with it smoothly. The script is okay at best, and the acting is nothing short of annoying. The resulting product is an extremely cheesy family comedy with few laughs, and poor dialogue.
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KivaJul 6, 2013
Hotel for Dogs is an entertaining family-comedy film which will make you laugh and spend some great time with the family. The story is cute and funny and sometime it has some drama. Nothing extraordinary but something easily watched
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heyitsmegrif4Dec 19, 2011
Cliche, boring and only entertaining to kids. Hotel for Dogs falls in the cattagory for one of the worst film ever made. I give this movie 17%. Yeah it is that bad.
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MaryM.Jan 27, 2009
The movie is a romp with cute dogs, but it sends a very clear set of metamessages to impressionable kids that 1) shoplifting is OK if you are helping dogs, 2) lying is OK if you need to lie to be accepted by the cool kids, 3) the police are The movie is a romp with cute dogs, but it sends a very clear set of metamessages to impressionable kids that 1) shoplifting is OK if you are helping dogs, 2) lying is OK if you need to lie to be accepted by the cool kids, 3) the police are uptight, mean and hate kids and dogs, 4) people who control stray animals are cruel and incompetent, 5) the foster care system is dickensian and populated by greedy kid-haters (except the Don Cheadle character), and 6) the only good animal shelters are "no kill" shelters. YIKE. Don't let your kids see this movie! Expand
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CameronH.Jan 24, 2009
I took my cousin to this (4YO) and he loved it but i thought it was terrible basically i knew the whole movies plot in about 10 seconds. but good for the kids so take it as you will.
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SanDiegoJul 15, 2016
This is the worst movie ever because of Emma Roberts, That Director killed the Percy Jackson franchise. Worst acting, worst director and the worst of all, Emma Roberts is the worst
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SimpsonFansAug 11, 2016
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning.

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JayHApr 29, 2009
Granted, it isn't anything great and the story is very predictable, but it does manage to entertain throughout. The cast is fine, it's a sweet little family film.You can't go wrong with cute dogs in films!
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ChadS.Jan 16, 2009
There's truth in advertising: "Hotel for Dogs" is indeed, a movie about a hotel for dogs. But despite the "Snakes on a Plane"-like title, this prosaic moniker delivers more than it promises; the film could easily be called "Utopia for There's truth in advertising: "Hotel for Dogs" is indeed, a movie about a hotel for dogs. But despite the "Snakes on a Plane"-like title, this prosaic moniker delivers more than it promises; the film could easily be called "Utopia for Orphans", or "Hold Me Now: An Appreciation of the Thompson Twins". Carl(Kevin Dillon) and Lois Scudder(Lisa Kudrow) are foster parents who play music for a living; they're an aging male/female rock duo in the tradition of Animotion, Timbuk 3, and Roxette. Needless to say, they're from the eighties(the early-to-mid-eighties are the new late-sixties). What makes this husband and wife team specific to the Thompson Twins, is how the personal lives of(drumroll, please) Alannah Currie, Tom Bailey, and Chris Leeway informs the hotel personnel's. While Heather(Kyla Pratt) puts on a brave face, Andie(Emma Roberts) and Dave(Johnny Simmons) hook up, which was Leeway's fate(who is black like Heather) when Currie and Bailey became an item. Is it mere coincidence that the band was named after characters in the Herge comic strip, "The Adventures of Tintin"? Snowy(the protagonist's dog) was a fox terrier; in "Hotel for Dogs", Friday, a Jack Russell terrier, is white, the color of snow. The eighties tropes don't end there. Heather's willingness(the film hides her masochism, her angst) to help Dave at the dog hotel, strongly recalls Watts, the Mary Stuart Masterson character in Howard Deutsch's "Some Kind of Wonderful". When Heather steps in dog poop, the action itself works as a metaphorical encapsulation of Watts' doggone loyalty for Keith(Eric Stoltz). "Hotel for Dogs", by no means, is White Stripes-good, but the Thompson Twins weren't strictly for the dogs, just like this disposable film. So it's one "woof" for recasting PETA's rhetoric in a filmic language that might galvanize, rather than offend the non-converted, with it's pro-animal message, and one "woof" for being geuninely fun to watch. "Hotel for Dogs" is "King for a Day", or ninety-and-some-odd minutes. Expand
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R.C.S.Jan 17, 2009
Good young family movie.
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DadBiJan 31, 2009
I thought the movie has a good message and kids are bound to like it.
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DanFFeb 14, 2009
Inventive and comical with a huge cast of dogs as well as nice performance from Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle and Jake T. Austin.
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TBDOPEY22Feb 22, 2011
Good over all movie. Granted there are alot of morals being broken in the movie. But if you have raised your kids right and they know the difference between right and wrong. This is a good MOVIE.
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FreedomFightersNov 18, 2016
"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" in October of 2008, "Marley & Me" on Christmas 2008, and now "Hotel for Dogs" in January of 2009. THREE FILMS centered around dogs in roughly THREE MONTHS. Cleary, the fact that this many films centered around dogs"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" in October of 2008, "Marley & Me" on Christmas 2008, and now "Hotel for Dogs" in January of 2009. THREE FILMS centered around dogs in roughly THREE MONTHS. Cleary, the fact that this many films centered around dogs were released in such a short time (after only 2 dog-centric films entered wide-release in ALL of 2007) shows that Hollywood was having some crazy obsession with canine companions. And hey, I love dogs a lot, but just because a film has dogs, doesn't mean it will automatically be good, and that rings true for "Hotel for Dogs." The film is far better than most of Nickelodeon Movies' live-action efforts, and it's safe, harmless, family-friendly fun overall, but by-and-large, it's just too run-of-the-mill to really break out a lot. I can't really say that it's good OR bad, though, it's merely okay. If you have kids, they might get a good laugh out of it, but if you're an adult, you might not enjoy the film nearly as much. Expand
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talisencrwOct 4, 2014
I took my 5 year-old at-the-time son to this at the theatre. It was a charming and decent experience but nothing more--too dependent on CGI rather than a good script. Nice to see Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle in a children's film though.
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EpicLadySpongeJan 31, 2016
Hotel for Dogs is decent as ever... sadly, it's not working to be a good movie for some people. Dog fans could watch this movie over and over if they wanted to.
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choomtabi31Jan 27, 2016
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning.

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Tiber5Jan 14, 2017
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning. Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-372-Hotel-for-Dogs-online-free
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ThisIsSparta666Jan 14, 2017
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning. Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-372-Hotel-for-Dogs-online-free
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PAMAJan 14, 2017
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning. Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-372-Hotel-for-Dogs-online-free
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Pama300Jan 14, 2017
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning. Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-372-Hotel-for-Dogs-online-free
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Creepers200Jan 14, 2017
Fun and heartfelt, this is a terrific pick for family viewing. Kids and dog lovers especially will find this winning. Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-372-Hotel-for-Dogs-online-free
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lizcarlsonJan 27, 2017
Very sweet film with several lovely messages for kids and families. If you are an animal lover you will enjoy all of the adorable mutts and the kids are all likable which is not always the case with teens and preteen characters.
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MonkiReviewsJul 8, 2017
A movie that isn't bad, or good. The story needed some work, but was good overall. The acting could be improved, but wasn't bad. They had some good jokes too. You should watch it knowing this.
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