Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 14 out of 26
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  1. Amiable Gooding still smiles through it all, weathering the cold, physical abuse and implied racism, doing his best to make his audience believe that Snow Dogs isn't offensive mush. But he can't bring it off.
  2. Reviewed by: Loren King
    Harmless, if witless, stuff for the kids.
  3. It's the sort of visual joke you would wince at in a 1940s movie; to see it nowadays, you're tempted to dismiss it as unintentional.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The best actor in Snow Dogs is a glowering Siberian husky named Demon. In fact, all the dogs in the movie do a better job than their human counterparts.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Relies almost exclusively on the gushing exuberance of Gooding Jr., and the aw-shucks factor of his digitally expressive, face-licking canine co-stars, leaving such potentially game actors as James Coburn and M. Emmet Walsh out in the cold.
  6. Every generation is entitled to its dopey, sticky junk and, deep into the winter blahs, they don't get stickier or dopier than Snow Dogs.
  7. The vocal canines appear for about 30 humorous seconds, in a dream sequence, and are then never seen again. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about the rest of the film, which runs an additional 98.5 excruciating minutes.
  8. As distressed as a comedy can be without qualifying as a snow emergency.
  9. Reviewed by: Neva Chonin
    Don't let this dog out -- please.
  10. Lame children's entertainment.
  11. Snow Dogs is, even by the standards of a tradition that includes "Son of Flubber" and "The Shaggy D.A.," remarkably inept.
  12. Snow Dogs may simply be a stupid waste of your time. But if you know the source, it's an abomination.
  13. 0
    The marketing weasels over at Disney deserve to have their beady little eyes gouged out with flaming icicles for the fast one they've pulled on audiences with Snow Dogs.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. StupidAlien
    Sep 30, 2006
    Excellent comedy! Those dogs are quite realistic [nice computer work, Demon winks???]
  2. PatC.
    Feb 23, 2006
    A truly amazing film that sustains momentum in spite of not containing one fiber of substance.