Reviewed byrkyracerVote: 9/10/10
I was surprised when I saw the rating and thought about not going andseeing this movie. But, my wife and I were looking for a movie to takethe children to see - difficult to find these days. We went and werepleasantly surprised by the total movie experience. Laughter throughoutthe theater during many parts of this film. Sure, some plot scenarioswere far fetched but for a family movie, a comedy and a dog star typemovie this movie was excellent. I have learned that the dog is an IrishTerrier - what a fantastic personality this animal has. I sincerelyencourage everyone of all ages to see this movie. Look at it as a funfamily film - not as an Oscar winning drama of great significance butcertainly much better than the rating indicates.
Reviewed bymattkratz (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 8/10/10
This was not a bad film. It features the typical pampered characterfinds himself in a slightly reduced setting, except in this case thecharacter is a dog. The Hollywood pooch finds himself in a firehouseabout to be torn down after an aerial stunt goes wrong, and they adopthim, and he saves the day in more ways than one. I loved all the stuntsinvolving the dog, and the rescue scenes were well-executed, as wasmost of the film. Of course, the kids grows throughout the movie, aswhen he first meets the dog he hates it but grows to love it, anddevelops from rebellious to responsible. I think I studied this themein college literature classes. This was overall a good movie, and Irecommend it.
*** out of ****
Reviewed byAmy AdlerVote: 7/10/10
Shane has some problems. As a middle schooler, he has been doing poorlyon exams. This is because his single parent father, Marc (BruceGreenwood) is a captain in the fire department and is one the job agreat deal of the time. In addition, Shane's uncle died in a fire abouta year ago and his father is still mourning the loss of his brother. Nowonder Shane is suffering from lack of parental attention anddirection. But, one day, a dog is rescued by the fire department on topof a burning building. Shane and his father take the dog home. Unknownto them, this is no ordinary mutt but a movie star canine who was lostduring a parachuting screen shoot. Although Shane does not like the dogat first, the little furry one is talented and wins over the boy'sheart. And, he also becomes a great fire dog, leading to the rescue ofanother fire captain. But, will the real owner of the dog come back toclaim him? And, just who is setting all of these fires in an alreadydecaying neighborhood? This is a terrific family movie. Yes, it isimplausible, at times, but it does not matter in the least. Theadorable dog of the film is smart, talented, and will melt hearts. Thecast, although mostly unknown actors, is also just right for the film.The costumes, sets and movie production values are fine, too. Thenagain, many children and adults are interested in fire fighting andthis flick has plenty of minutes devoted to battling blazes. In short,if you want to get a new and worthy film for your family's enjoyment,this is a terrific choice. It will have everyone cheering and clappingfor the brave little canine and his taller companions.
Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, is best known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. He gets lost and is reluctantly adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid Shane Fahey who is ditching science class to get the station back on its feet.