Hero Dog: The Journey Home

 (1,919)4.71 h 30 min2021X-RayPG
In this breathtaking family adventure, a blind father stranded in the wilderness is saved by a brave Alaskan malamute who acts as his seeing-eye dog on the long, heroic journey home.
Richard Boddington
Natasha HenstridgeSteve ByersZackary Arthur
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Morgan DiPietrantonioJohn TenchColin FoxDonovan BrownAdam Nicholson
Richard BoddingtonJesse D. Ikeman
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Joe DloniakReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Best worse movie ever.
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This is the most horrible acting I have ever seen. Movie plot could be great if done professionally. Soundtrack sounds like something from the 1970s. If your looking for a family experience, laughing at a horribly made movie and worst acting....... this is perfect.
11 people found this helpful
DarkhorseReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Animal Lovers , don’t bother .
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I love almost any animal movie , but this one was bad. Should be on the .99 list. Not much about the dog , and acting was bad . Boring .
Too bad , as we need more great animal films and there are so many good stories that could be told .
8 people found this helpful
Andrew T. DrefsReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Complete nonsense
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If you are older than 6 do not watch this movie. From the get-go it is just plain dumb; an Army soldier, who was blinded in combat, is on his way home. Inexplicably, he is taking the last leg of his journey on a boat. Shortly after launching, the owner of the boat has a heart attack and collapses on the floor. The boat then crashes into the shore. The blind soldier suffers a cut on the head but is OK, so of course he almost immediately decides to abandon the large white boat sitting on the shore (and thus, VERY easy to spot by ANYONE!) and start walking. The film continues down this ridiculous path from there, but of course, in the end everyone survives and lives happily ever after. Give me a break.
3 people found this helpful
Jake RobertsReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unintentionally Hilarious - Comedy for Mal Owners, Pass for anyone else
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Look, this is a bad movie. That is unless you own a Malamute and know their true tendencies. I found this movie hilarious for all the wrong reasons as the hero dog consistently failed to do anything heroic while behaving exactly as Malamutes do. When he let his blind companion fall in the river and then just watched with disdain, I laughed until I cried.

Mals are wonderful pets. They're funny, they're mischievous, and they enable you to not worry a bit about random sounds at 3am. What they are not is focused on you, or saving you, or helping you. They'd like to be but any malamute owner knows they can only hear the voice in their head.
4 people found this helpful
ShiraReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family Fun
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This is an easy and fun family movie with beautiful scenery. There are a lot of great and positive moments for kids, especially a young boy. I rated this movie for what it is. I didn't expect a cinematic masterpiece when I rented it, you shouldn't either.
5 people found this helpful
BysteReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
I love animal movies. I really wanted to like this one. I didn't.
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You know an animal movie is bad when even the animals can't act! We have a Malamute dog who can't even be bothered to bark to protect the main character from a pathetic excuse for a cougar. The poor cat just stands there with its paw raised as if that's supposed to be frightening! It was obviously posing, waiting for the "cut!" so it could go back to its cage and lay down. The script must have been written by a high-school drama student and the direction has B movie written all over it. If I could get my money back, I would.
2 people found this helpful
T. KimmerReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
An entire production of TERRIBLE actors!
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Horrible acting, the best actor in the movie was the dog. This is coming from someone who likes "B" movies but I can honestly say that I've not seen a movie where every actor was the worse actor I've ever seen. The storyline was good but the producer should have really budgeted a little more for higher quality acting. Don't waste your money - even my 11 & 13 year old couldn't stand watching it anymore - but we don't quit movies - we should have since time is the only thing you can't get back.
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HooeeReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Yikes. Big Yikes.
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Acting was super bad. Script was worse. There was literally zero logical thought to how the story played out. Only positive was it is very family friendly, albeit full of angry family members. The daughter may be the worst little actress ever. The young man did a decent job. The dog was the best part of it, even though even his integration into the movie was lacking. So... very... bad.
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