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Movie Review

See Spot Run

MPAA Rating: PG for crude humor, language and comic violence
Better than Average
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Primary Audience:
Kids Family
1 hr. 34 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
March 2, 2001
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See Spot Run
Featuring: David Arquette, Leslie Bibb, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Sorvino, Angus T. Jones
Director: John Whitesell
Producer: Robert Simonds, Tracey Trench, Andrew Deane
Distributor: Warner Brothers

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: Gordon is a mailman who has never met a dog he couldn’t handle. He offers to baby-sit the young son of his beautiful neighbor and soon finds himself with a new animal in his life: an FBI agent’s drug-sniffing dog, who has escaped from a witness protection program with local mobsters in hot pursuit. The dog seeks refuge in Gordon’s truck, which leads to a comic adventure and some unexpected transformations for both man and dog.

Movie Critics

…plays terrifically with an all-ages crowd…
—Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

…This is not so much of a “bad” movie, as it is just a movie that we’ve seen a thousand times before…
—JoBlo’s Movie Emporium
…crude juvenile humor includes jokes about human and animal flatulence…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
See Spot Run
“…Kids probably will enjoy the movie because bad things happen to silly grownups over and over again…
—Malcolm Ritter, Lycos

“…A reference to casual sex and several jokes about testicles…

Viewer Comments
I believe it was John and Carol who walked out of this movie. Bad decision! You saw one bad part and decided to not watch one of the cleanest movies I have seen in years. God tells us that we are not going to have a perfect life and there will be struggles. I see people going to Freddy got Fingered. I believe that this film was great. For goodness sake I hear worse language in two minutes at school then in this two hour movie. There was two jokes about the genital area and a few swear words. The morals were right on about christians as far as wait for the right person to come along. I believe all kids should see this and run movies like Freddy Got Fingered out of business.
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 4½]
—Tyler Lingenhag, age 16
This movie was great! It is about the funniest movie I have ever seen. I was laughing so hard I had tears streaming out of my eyes. Although there is a swear word hear and there and a little bit of crude humor it was still a very good movie. I would recommend this movie to any animal lover and anyone with kids. It is also recommended to those with a sense of humor.
My Ratings: [Better than Average / 3½]
—Tara, age 16
Not too objectionable, but the reference to the testicles may offend some and I found was not needed in the movie. (It is referenced that the dog in the movie bites off the testicles of the villain). There was reference to the man “being some kind of hound”, (a sex hound) but it may fly over younger viewers heads. I found this movie funny and enjoyable. If you are looking for a fairly clean and funny movie then I recommend this. Just beware of the testicle jokes—that was really the only objectionable part.
My Ratings: [Better than Average / 4]
—Nathan, age 20
I found this movie to be extremely enjoyable. Some people may be offended at the testicle humor but its nothing crude and nasty. Lighten up people its funny. Women may not find it humorous but I feel most guys will love it.
My Ratings: [Good / 3]
—David Krussow, age 37
Some reviewers note that the movie was offensive however all of the “offensive” content was bathroom humor. There was no sex, and no foul language. I found this movie to be refreshingly clean from a moral standpoint. The leading women did not even consider any kind of relationship with the leading man until he proved that he might be a good father. The leading man admitted that he was not ready for a serious relationship until he was ready for the responsibility of having children. On top of that the leading man kept of portrait of Jesus on the same shelf with his other treasured items: a sweatshirt from college and a neon beer sign. Some might find this connection offensive but from the character’s point of view this was undoubtedly a high honor. The only other sexual innuendo in the film was another main character who several times found himself in a potential sexual situation with a co-worker. What made this funny was that he was not at all interested in starting a sexual relationship with this women despite the opportunity. What more do you want from a film today? This was a pretty darn clean film and suitable for the whole family.
My Ratings: [Better than Average / 4]
—David P., age 41
“See Spot” is a whole family worth while film. My LACK of bad language (no Lord’s name in vain—mark it down!!), sex, and generally offensive ploys was totally refreshing. As far as the alleged “lots of revealing clothing”, “lots of innuendo”, and being generally “unfit”: I guess if you are offended by minimal cleavage, belly buttons, jokes about breaking wind, a guy stuck outside in only a T-shirt (which, BTW show nothing, repeat “Nothing” lude), a mobster (not a dog!!) who must receive an implant (which is not even referred to in more than about 3 scenes and never in graphic terms), and a bit of immature humor you should just stay home. If you find these clean, funny ploys amusing go See Spot now. Movies so silly and enjoyable rarely make it to the theater.
My Ratings: [Better than Average / 4½]
—Charity F., age 24
A good movie for 3rd grader… Lots of child humor; stupid adults, name calling, etc.
My Ratings: [Average / 1]
—Wendy, age 22
My wife and I went to see this movie not knowing what to expect. It is one of the best comedy movie we’ve ever saw. For once, the Name of the Lord Jesus was not taken in vain. Hallelujah!
My Ratings: [Better than Average / 5]
—Jacques “Jerry” Jemieux, age 48
This movie is very offensive. We only got through about 20 minutes before we walked out. It was an extreme waste of time and money. We asked ourselves who the makers were targeting but could not come up with an answer. It is unfit for children and any adult with an IQ of over 10 would be insulted. It is just a poorly done film scattered with objectionable words and situations…
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 1]
—John and Carol, age 53
This movie had lots of revealing clothing. A dog gets testicle implants with ball earings that click when he walks. One man loses his boxers and moons officers. There were also lots of innuendo. Language wasn’t too much of a problem, but there was quite a bit of drinking. What a waste of time and money!
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3]
—K.E, age 13
This movie is by far one of the best and funniest family movies I have ever seen. it’s good clean and funny! Something for all ages! …This one is a winner!
My Ratings: [Average / 5]
—Matt, age 20