Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Relase Date: 06 April 2018
Director: Raja Gosnell
Runtime: 1h 32min
Movie Bio : While movies like Moana, How to Train Your Dragon and Inside Out may try to entertain kids with stories that are funny, touching and family friendly, there are other movies that try to appeal to the lowest common denominator of children’s entertainment. Thankfully, Show Dogs is not one of those movies.
Instead, Show Dogs is so much worse. It’s the kind of trainwreck that you can’t help but stare at in awe with your mouth wide open. But what else would you expect from a movie about a detective (Will Arnett) being paired with a dog partner (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) in order to thwart some kind of animal smuggling ring unfolding at a fancy dog show?
Can the humans understand the talking dogs? It doesn’t seem like that’s the case. If they could, that would actually make the world in which this movie takes place somewhat interesting. How awesome would it be if humans could actually communicate with animals? It might actually help us get past the stupid scene where a Rottweiller voiced by Ludacris wants to listen to rap on the radio while Will Arnett wants to listen to Elvis. If animals and humans could communicate, they would have likely gotten past this (bizarrely racially tinged!) conflict.
But even if that was the case, it doesn’t change the fact that we’re looking at a movie where a dog farts in a bath and gets a bikini wax. And let’s not forget about that French dog voiced by Stanley Tucci who shows our hero canine how to be a show dog.