An army ranger and his dog embark on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway to attend a friend's funeral.

  • Released: 2022-02-17
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Stars: Channing Tatum, Kevin Nash, Q'orianka Kilcher, Jane Adams, Amanda Booth, Aqueela Zoll, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Cayden Boyd, Nicole LaLiberte, Skyler Joy, Neraida Bega, Trent Buxton, Timothy Eulich, Patricia Isaac, Luke Forbes, Cameron Hood, Mathew Trent Hunnicutt, Darren keilan, Neiko Neal, Joy Sunday, Alex West, Tom Beyer, Brett Holland, Everly Wild Goerdel, Luke Jones, JoAnne McGrath, Evan A. Dunn, Junes Zahdi, Jay Washington, Toby Larsen, Eric Urbiztondo, Andrea Zirio, Tory Freeth, Darin Keith Martin, Chris Borden, Mike Vaughn, Justin Louis Weiss, Jamaal Lewis, Aavi Haas, Andrew Constantini, Pablo Ramos, Ortensia Fioravanti, Devin White, Ethan Suplee, Bill Burr, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ryder McLaughlin
  • Director: Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin
  • masamosotin - 2 February 2024
    Laugh, Cry, and Fetch: 'Dog' is Definitely a Treat
    'Dog' takes you on an emotional rollercoaster that's part military drama, part comedy, and a whole lot of heartwarming canine goodness. Channing Tatum shines as Jackson Briggs, a former Marine on a mission that's more than just a road trip. The movie delicately explores his transformation from an emotionally cold, lonely soldier burdened with demons to a man seeking a connection beyond the battlefield.

    The star of the show, besides Tatum, is the four-legged powerhouse named Lulu, a Belgian Shepherd with a backstory as intense as her bark. From an aggressive military reject facing euthanasia to a lovable companion, Lulu's journey is a testament to the transformative power of compassion.

    K9-Cinéma (okay, not really, but it should be a thing) captures the essence of the relationship between Briggs and Lulu with humor and sincerity. The chemistry between Tatum and his furry co-star is undeniable, and The fact that Lulu's real-life trainers decided to adopt their "actor dogs" speaks volumes about the bond created on set.

    The film cleverly weaves moments of drama and comedy, never losing sight of the overarching theme of companionship. The unexpected encounters along their journey add layers of complexity to the narrative, and the supporting characters, like the pot-growing farmer Gus and his wife, provide both comic relief and unexpected depth.

    The cinematography beautifully captures the landscapes they traverse, mirroring the internal landscapes of our protagonists. From tranquil moments in a hotel bath to a dramatic car breakdown in the rain, each scene is well crafted to evoke emotions, and it works like a charm.

    As Briggs opens up during the monologues with Lulu, you realize the weight he carries emotionally. His journey becomes a metaphorical and literal one, as he is finally allowed to shed some of that baggage. Tatum's performance is nothing short of spectacular, portraying the vulnerability and growth of his character with finesse.

    And let's not forget the soundtrack - it's not just background noise. It becomes a character, resonating right from the get-go with the opening notes of John Prine's "How Lucky (Can One Man Get)." The classic country tunes, also interpreted via karaoke session in the old Bronco by Tatum act as a time machine, immersing us in the bygone era of open roads. The carefully chosen songs enrich the narrative, and help to set the right mood for the viewer.

    Now, I won't spill the beans on the plot twists, but I will say this: expect the unexpected. 'Dog' tugs at your heartstrings, making you laugh, cry, and cheer for Briggs and Lulu. The dynamic between them is a reminder that sometimes all it takes is a little compassion to heal wounds, both visible and hidden.

    For dog lovers, military enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a feel-good drama-comedy, 'Dog' is a must-watch. It's a tale of redemption, friendship, and the unexpected places where love can bloom. Get ready for a journey that's as heartwarming as it is entertaining. I laughed, I cried, and in the end, I couldn't help but echo the statement in the end of the credits: "Our love for dogs is real"
  • kipcakerol - 13 July 2023
    It is not what you might think, It is way more powerful.
    This film might have been badly promoted, but it seems some people get it why this is not a 2,3 or 3 star rated film. People who understand dogs or have experienced trauma will get something out of this.

    This film might have been badly promoted, but it seems some people get it why this is not a 2,3 or 3 star rated film. People who understand dogs or have experienced trauma will get something out of this.

    This film might have been badly promoted, but it seems some people get it why this is not a 2,3 or 3 star rated film. People who understand dogs or have experienced trauma will get something out of this.
  • steeleronaldr - 11 January 2023
    Too many needless characters
    I agree that this was a pretty good movie and for what it offered was entertaining. There are however some scenes that makes no sense like the high-end hotel which added nothing to the story itself. It was just needless characters that had nothing to do with anything or the night at the roadside bar that ends with Army Ranger Briggs being with two chicks that gets disturbed by a neighbor which again added nothing to the story itself.

    Now one would think that after a 9 month shutdown they'd worked to strengthen the story and make it more powerful than what they had. Channing Tatum isn't the best actor out there and here to me he just doesn't fit in with the character at hand. The dog is actually the scene stealer throughout the movie. The main base base itself just doesn't add up and glad I didn't put too much hype into this movie before watching it. As I stated it's good but could have been a lot stronger with the needless characters and scenes.
  • DeeTheSweety - 12 December 2022
    Weird and Depressing
    This movie had a lot of potential, but it felt weird and depressing overall. Channing Tatum is nice to look at, but his movies have consistently been flat. This could have been a sweet and heartfelt movie about a traumatized man and traumatized dog, going on a road trip and finding healing. However instead of being heartfelt and uplifting, this movie was bizarre (with the past life implication), the pacing felt off, and overall it didn't leave me with any good feeling, it was just forgettable. So in conclusion this movie had a lot of potential, but it's execution was overall lacking and weird at times.
  • BizAndMoonReviews - 4 November 2022
    The Biz and Moon Reviews #3
    You know the drill. Moon goes first, who is at the moment cuddled in bed, nice and warm.


    What? You wanna go first this time? Are you typing now? Are you really typing? Ok. So the ending is very cute. I would say actually I wouldn't say, but when I saw the ending I said it was worth watching just for the ending, however I wouldn't stay by my statement but the ending is very cute. The dog is well trained. There are some funny bits. And one LITTLE plt twist. That's it from me, but all in all I give it 4 stars...?

    Biz: I thought of 5, as well.

    Moon: 5 stars it is. I give it 5 stars.


    Channing Tatum kinda sounds like a made up name, doesn't it. Like the actor though. Always did. Love his name, Moon. I am not picking on his name. But it really sounds made up hahaha.

    The movie is meh, with a lot of elements thrown in it to make you like it. There are funny elements in it, but it feels all a bit forced.

    Moon: There are 2 elements in it. Just 2. Say 2.

    Biz: You heard it. The type of movie you watch with your mom and fall asleep to and then both of you wake up and say it was a great movie.


    Moon: But the mom wouldn't fall asleep. And she would give it a higher number of stars. Good night.

    Biz: My mom would. But, that's a lie cause she saw it and URGED me to see it. She said it was lovely and really worth watching, so you make a point.

  • arthur_tafero - 11 October 2022
    Dog - The Title Sufficiently Describes the Film
    Yes, this film is a dog.. Why? Because Channing Tatum chooses his roles and scripts as carefully as a person chooses their meal at Burger King. That is to say, they probably do not take more than thirty seconds to do so. The script is so mundane (two macho servicemen with a dog go on a trip; what a gripping premise. This film is fine if you want to doze off and take a nap. The dialogue will get you in dreamland in less than 15 minutes. The best acting in the film is done by the dog, but then again, this is no Rin Tin Tin. If you waste ten bucks on this turkey, you are either rich and bored, or you sneaked in from another theater.