14 July 2024

Film Review – Show Dogs (2018)

This autumn take home the pawfect family film that follows the story of one wily police dog as he goes deep undercover as… a show dog. Show Dogs struts its stuff onto Digital Download from 17th September and on Blu-ray and DVD from 1st October, courtesy of Entertainment One.


Follow the rebel dog with a cause, Max (Ludacris), who reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent Frank (Will Arnett) to recover a stolen baby panda. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas and unfamiliar territory; the world’s most exclusive dog show. To stop Max barking up the wrong tree, he must go undercover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. Along the way the street-wise Rottweiler and his hapless human must learn to work together; with help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo, hot on the smugglers’ tails, must sniff out another kidnapping plot to save the day.

Max’s dog-eared determination wouldn’t be enough without his cohort of canine companions; Philippe (Stanley Tucci; The Devil Wears Prada, Hunger Games), Daisy (Jordin Sparks; Left Behind, The Grace of Jake), Spinkles (Gabriel Iglesias; Coco, Ferdinand), Karma (Shaquille O’Neal; The Lego Movie, Scary Movie 4) and Dante (Alan Cumming; The Good Wife, Battle of the Sexes).


This is a great family movie. It’s one to be watched together with young and old.

The dogs, of course, are the stars of this film. Max the Rottweiler is your typical ‘I like to work alone’ cop who doesn’t want to partner up with an FBI agent to find the stolen panda. He wants to go it alone, and so their relationship starts rather badly but humours all the same.

Our tough street dog Max has to become best in the show to track down the thieves. He’s never going to pull this off on his own, so he has to enroll the help of various dogs at the show in Las Vegas to help him. All with hilarious personalities and dog mannerisms which is what will have you laughing.

This film is the ideal 90-minute movie which is perfect family viewing time, and a movie that is enjoyable and a typical comedic family film, which will be enjoyed by all.

Lap up the laugh out loud comedy, Show Dogs as it is now available on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Entertainment One.

Rachael Jess

Family, Adventure | PG | USA, 2018 | 1st October 2018 (UK) | DVD & Blu-Ray | Entertainment One | Dir.Raja Gosnell | Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci, Jordin Sparks, Alan Cumming

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