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A Dog's Journey

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  • A Dog's Journey is as sentimental as one might expect, but even cynical viewers may find their ability to resist shedding a tear stretched to the puppermost limit.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    If there are to be more sequels, I'm hoping that future Baileys cut the chat and hark back to a time when heroism trumped cuteness and movie dogs left the punchlines to the human members of the cast.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    This is the type of movie where all characters are either "good" or "bad," nothing in between, and the only emotions are "happy" and "sad." It's as if it was written from the emotional mindset of a dog.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    It's about halfway through the film when one realizes how much deeper Mancuso and team are going with this dog's journey... It's about how dogs can fill the hole in your heart that a person might leave.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    Is A Dog's Journey one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest?
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    I enjoyed the film, as many will, in a split-brain way that goes to the essence of fantasy -- half-believing what I wanted to be true, embracing the emotional manipulation whenever possible.
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    Brad WheelerGlobe and Mail
    A Dog's Journey ends in bittersweet fashion, but with the suspicion that this franchise will live on.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Much of this drama is entertaining and, at times, compelling, even if it won't take a Pekingese long to work out where the plot is going.
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    It's all sweet, silly and kind of spooky as it was the first time around.
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    Doug JamiesonThe Jam Report
    There is so much obvious emotional manipulation occurring in 'A Dog's Journey,' you may as well be handed a box of tissues and a fluffy pillow when you enter the cinema.
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    Sr. Rose PacatteSt. Anthony Messenger
    It is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose, but the new film stands on its own.
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