Reviewed bybpattersVote: 9/10/10
When I saw the preview of this movie-(On November 3, 2001)I knew it wouldbeanother Disney comedy that the company just threw together and it would besomething like "Flubber"-(Robin Williams) and "Cool Runnings"-(JohnCandy).But, I was wrong, this movie was a work of art. Now the only problem I hadwith it was, it really wasn't that funny, I mean yeah there was some funnymoments in it where I even chuckled but it's not one of thoselaugh-out-loudcomedys that I like. What I'm talking about is a movie to where a laughoutloud till I cry and disturb the people in front of me, now that's what Icall a comedy. Laugh-out-loud movies like "Rush Hour"-(Jackie Chan) or"Mouse Hunt"-(Nathan Lane) and "Bandits"-(Bruce Willis)- which I thoughtwasthe funniest movie ever made. Now this movie was nothing like alaugh-out-movie but there was two reasons why I loved it. The first wasthedogs, right when you see them you fall in love with them, and second wasthestory. The story was great, I thought it would be guy falls in love withdream girl, and guy finishes first in the dog-sleding race, prettypratictable you say, well it was nothing like that, the story is a greatonewhich makes you want to know more about each character. If you want to seeagreat movie with a great story go see "Snow Dogs", but if you want to seealaugh-out-loud comedy then still go see this, but just know that theremighthave been a better comedy at the Box Office. 9/10 James Coburn did a greatjob as ThunderJack and this is one of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s best moviesyet!
Reviewed byTheLittleSongbirdVote: 7/10/10
I am a little stumped at the low rating, this movie is not that bad. Itis no masterpiece in any shape and form, and I have certainly seenbetter films, but I have also seen worse. Also it is entertainingenough and has cute moments too. I do agree the story is predictableand nothing special, the script has its weak spots and the pacing isuneven being a little too draggy in the middle. But there is a lot toredeem it, namely the amazing scenery captured by the lovelycinematography. The soundtrack was a nice touch too, the direction isgood and the acting is actually above decent. Cuba Gooding Jnr is alikable enough lead and James Coburn the great actor he was matches himwonderfully. The really cute snow dogs steal the show though, it couldbe said they are the film. Overall, definitely not a bad movie,exceptional no, entertaining yes. 7/10 Bethany Cox
Reviewed byKristine (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 6/10/10
My mom has been bugging me to watch Snow Dogs, it's funny because shehates Disney and I'm such a big fan, but these movies are alwaystypical and I had no interest in seeing the movie. But my mom insistedagain and again, so I finally went ahead and watched it last night,yeah, it was very silly and predictable, but it was fun to watchbecause it's such a fun family film. It had cheesy jokes here andthere, but they made me laugh, the great thing I that I really likedwas that they didn't computer enhance any voices for the dogs, it wasjust a natural performance for them and it made the story just a littlebit more believable. I know everyone keeps claiming that Cuba Gooding,Jr. ruined his career by making these films, but he must be doingsomething right, because at least he's still getting paid for thesefilms.
Ted is your typical Miami guy, he's a dentist, life is pretty decentfor him, that is until he finds out that he's adopted. He finds outthat his mother lived in Alaska, so he goes up there and finds out thathis biological mother died recently, so he meets a girl, Barb, whotells him that his mother left him her house and top race winning dogs.A man, Jack, offers a lousy price for all of them, but he finds outthat Jack is his father, and after hearing the story, Ted heads back toMiami. But he learns something different than Jack told him and headsback, but Jack is trapped in the mountains, and now Ted has to learnhow to mush through the snow.
Snow Dogs is predictable and a common story, but it's all good, it's acute family film that has a few cute jokes. I just loved the scenewhere Ted first learns how to mush, and the dogs know how incompetenthe is so they play a joke on him and race him through the town whilehe's taped to the sled. It was silly, but Cuba's look on his face wasjust priceless. This is a fun little movie that the whole family canenjoy, I recommend it. The rating on IMDb is very harsh, just ignoreit, this is a fun film.
When Miami dentist Ted Brooks learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he was named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Rather than the large chunk of change that many people would expect, Ted instead receives his mother's pack of rowdy sled dogs and her property. Although the dogs seemingly have it in for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man who wants the dogs. What follows is a comedy detailing Ted's adventures in learning to run the sled dogs.