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A Dog's Purpose

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Lasse Hallström

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About the Movie

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, and Pooch Hall.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 133
  • Fresh: 44
  • Rotten: 89
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A manipulative script about dog reincarnation that whacks your emotions like a pinata - that's forgivable. But no mercy for a film charged with canine abuse behind the scenes. It shouldn't happen to a dog. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jan 27, 2017

Rotten: All the emotional resonance of a dog-themed novelty coffee-table book. – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, Feb 2, 2017

Rotten: A peculiar kibble of vignettes, wrapping reincarnation and life lessons together in a sappy Hallmark Channel-style doggy sweater. – Brian Lowry,, Jan 30, 2017

Rotten: It's hard to work how who this film is pitched at given the very simple narrative. – Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane, May 31, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Cute and Awesome !

It was a super awesome movie and very sad as well. Great movie and worth watching !👍🏻 Should of added more with each owner and life but was still a hit movie ! 👍🏻 95% out of 100%

Loved it!

Anyone that loves dogs and has a heart will love this movie. Makes you laugh and cry.

I bet it's gonna be awesome!!

I read the book before anyone knew that there was gonna be a movie. The book was amazing, and the trailer for the movie gave me chills! I bet it is going to be terrific and I can't wait to see it!

A Dog's Purpose
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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