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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Personally, I'd say that it was about time Arquette was leashed.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Someone should have treated See Spot Run like a bone and buried it.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Movies like this demonstrate that when it comes to stupidity and vulgarity, only the best will do for our children.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Give David Arquette credit. He shares nearly all his screen time in See Spot Run with a clever canine and a cute kid and still manages to pull off his usual nutty-slapstick routine with gusto.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Beyond being entertained, I was delighted by the movie's outpouring of slapstick invention (one crazed sequence in a pet store has all the pawmarks of a classic), and the genial energy of its star, David Arquette.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 8+

Too dumb and too vulgar for anyone.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some mild language, as well as offensive terms like "retarded," testicle and dog poop "humor," and scenes of mild comic violence (lots of property destruction, no one hurt). Some families may be concerned about Benny telling Gordon that he should not get involved with a woman who has a child. And some will object to the anti-intellectualism of the movie, which seems to promote an irresponsible all play and no work point of view.

  • Families can talk about why Agent Murdoch was so attached to the dog and what he thought about when Jimmy asked if he could keep him. Why did Gordon live the way he did? How will he be different now?

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Comic violence, including child in peril.

  • sex false3

    Sexy stuff: Extremely vulgar humor for PG.

  • language false1

    Language: Mild language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Beer drinking as a guy thing.