Paramount Pictures | Release Date: January 16, 2009
5.6
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Mixed or average reviews based on 57 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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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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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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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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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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