Make no bones about it -- Disney's SNOW DOGS is a hilarious action-packed comedy your whole family will love. Eight adorable but mischievous dogs get the best of dog hater Ted Brooks (Cuba Gooding Jr.) when he leaves his s... more »uccessful Miami Beach dental practice for the wilds of Alaska to claim his inheritance -- seven Siberian huskies and a border collie -- and discover his roots. As Ted's life goes to the dogs, he rises to the occasion and vows to learn to mush with his inheritance. Totally out of his element, he faces challenges he's never dreamed of. There's a blizzard, thin ice, an intimidating crusty old mountain man named Thunder Jack (James Coburn), the Arctic Challenge Sled Dog Race that's only two weeks away, and a life-and-death rescue. This fish-out-of water, tail-wagging comedy is nothing but doggone good fun and a celebration of family -- both human and canine!« less
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
Very funny, I loved it. Heart warming.
Sarah M. from LIBERTY, MO Reviewed on 4/5/2013...
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Ann Marie K. from ALACHUA, FL Reviewed on 11/23/2009...
a wonderful lighthearted family movie. My daughter and I have watched Snow Dogs at least five times and never tire of it. It seems to get better every time we watch it.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Tina O. (Swan) from LEWISTON, ID Reviewed on 2/10/2008...
cute, but seeing it once, was enough
3 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
A FUNNY AND FURRY ADVENTURE!!!
Lori Hoover | New Paris, PA United States | 01/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Snow Dogs is a laugh a minute adventure into the world of sled dog racing. Cuba Gooding Jr. is a Miami dentist who inherits a team of champion sled dogs and finds out he was adopted.Over the course of the movie he discovers his true place in life. The dogs are cute and steal the action sequences. Finally, a family film that everyone can enjoy. No hocus-pocus or scary stuff!! The only magic here is the power of love between family and friends and the occational winking of the sled dogs. Don't miss this latest Disney classic!"
A Great Family Movie
Lori Hoover | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I took my kids on a "teachers' workday" because I promised, I was tired from my own job, grumpy and in no mood for a movie. Instead of grumbling though it as I had expected, I was laughing and engaged in the various character's situations and problems. The characters are fun, the settings are fabulous....Miami and "Alaska" both come off looking great... The acting was fine, lots of slipping on ice and falling in snow, physical comedy done very well. The dogs were great, very believable. My kids loved it. I loved it. Now, there is only one scene where the dogs talk (in a dream sequence) so if you are looking for "Babe" you'll be disappointed. The main characters are human... But I enjoyed the story of characters trying to adjust to situations that life has unexpectedly thrown at them, and the dogs learn some lessons as well. Just an all around great family movie...nothing too scary, no "bad language" just plain fun. I will probably see it again, and the last time I went to see a movie for a second time was in 1981."
Let's Be Realistic
Lori Hoover | 01/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I took my kids (4&5) to this movie and they lauged so hard they could hardly sit still. I too found it amusing in several places. I was pleasently suprised because the previews that I have seen on TV did not do it justice. I walked in to this movie expecting the worst. It is full of slapstick, but the story was over my kids heads. If you go in not expecting the typical Cuba Gooding Jr. role and take it for what it is, a clean lighthearted movie that you can actually take your kids to, then you will enjoy it. As for the rest of the audience, it was a sold out show and I think the adults had as much fun as the kids did."
Richard A Schauer | Kent,, WA USA | 05/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you caught the previews on TV you might have thought this was a fantasy film with talking dogs. Nope! There is a brief dream sequence with Cuba Gooding freezing and hallucinating about the dogs talking to him. The dream bit is entertaining, but the film is not a fantasy. Well, lets just say it is Hollywood's version of reality.Cuba Gooding is his usual appealing self and James Coburn as Thunder Jack reminds us of why he was a popular star. Cuba Gooding plays a successful dentist in Florida who discovers he was adopted. His biological mother in Alaska has died and left him . . guess what? The dogs, of course. He sets off to visit Alaska and find his true self. The funniest scenes are when Cuba is learning to handle the dogs and drive a dog sled team. This is an ideal movie to watch with the kids. Mine laughed at the right places and were quiet in the right places. They gave it five stars. I am sure they will convince me to watch it with them again in a month or two. I can handle it.There is an interactive game included on the disc that uses the remote to control a snowmobile. I had to wrestle with Sammy, my five-year-old, to get the remote back again. I won."
No, it wasn't Citizen Kane......
Richard A Schauer | 01/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...but "Snow Dogs was wonderfully fun. What a shame that we're all so extremely 'on-the-edge' that our entertainment has to push envelopes, produce mind-blowing action and special effects, explore the heinous, the unspeakable or the grotesque, or take an unflinching look at an unexplored social ail to be considered worthy. "Snow Dogs" does none of the above, so all you cultural watch dogs can stay home. For the rest of you who aren't afraid to enjoy something that's not trendy or twisted, go laugh at Cuba Gooding and his dogs. It's Disney and it's sweet."