Chilly Dogs is a fun movie
Larry B. | Virginia | 08/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK -- so its not going to win an oscar. Its corney, predictable and the effects are low tech. In spite of all that I like it. The actors are good (considering the script), the sound track is very good (though you won't find any chartbusters on it)and there is a load of subtle as well as in-your-face slap stick comedy. Seeing it once will not be enough to pick up on all the little touches in this movie. Overall its a great movie when you want something relaxing, simple and funny."
Not the best comedy effort
P.W. Reader | Mountain View, CA United States | 05/11/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I tried watching this film because I am a diehard Leslie Nielsen fan, long having been a fan of "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun" movies.This effort, however, was rather disappointing. Most of the comic moments are rather boring and predictable, and aside from the initial appearance of the mixed breed sled dog team and the "bouncing bullet" spoof at the end (the only bits that kept me from giving it only one star), I barely even chuckled.There is none of the laugh-out-loud schtick one typically expects in Nielsen films. The fact that he had to play the villain in this one accounts for part of that, and his stereotypical gay and dumb British sidekick fails miserably in complementing his character.Sure, there's romance and a little farcical tragedy typical of these films, but the plot is scattered and too many bits just don't make sense. The main guy Kevin Manley, an overworked travel agent looking for a little excitement, by his words never took a single vacation in his life, yet still has a thousand dollars to offer to learn the fundamentals of sled dog racing, plus even more money to initially purchase fancy equipment and real sled dogs.If you're a Nielsen fan, this might be worth a rent to watch once just to see him in a different type of role. If you're looking for something entertaining, this film is a flop. I don't recommend it."
OH LESLIE WHERE ART THOU?
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/21/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Leslie Nielsen is finally in a film that didn't make me laugh much. That's saying a lot for this talented gentleman who gave us so many laughs in THE NAKED GUN movies. But this lame effort from director Rob Spiers is so painfully strained for jokes that when a potential funny one comes along, you've already expected it. Skeet Ulrich looks like he's sleepwalking through the whole movie; Natasha Henstridge looks embarrassed, and Lochlyn Munro looks constipated. There are few funny moments in this film, and it's a shame Leslie is reduced to such a humorless performance."