A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lasse Hallström
  • Cast: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton
  • UK release: 5 April 2017

A wild puppy named Toby (Gad) is euthanised and reborn as a farm dog in the 60s, and then dies only to come back as a police dog, which then takes a bullet…and so on. Painfully manipulative cornball drama with laboured slapstick, romantic clichés and heavy-handed lessons, a high-cholesterol dog’s dinner.

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A Dog's Purpose

1 May 20172 stars

Canine reincarnation is the premise of this baldly manipulative and cornball drama

The US release of A Dog's Purpose was overshadowed when a leaked video emerged depicting a distressed German Shepherd being submerged in choppy water during the film's shoot. Although the American Humane Association concluded that the footage had been…

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