- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) says, "The other day I saw a family film named
When 12-year-old Owen Baker discovers that his newly adopted dog Hubble is in fact a talking dog from outer space, it is just the first of many alarming discoveries. Soon, he is listening as Hubble talks with the other neighborhood dogs about how soon all dogs will soon be sent home to their home star, Sirius, by their commander-in-chief, the Greater Dane, unless they can prove to her that dogs have done their jobs and taken charge of Planet Earth.
Steven D. Greydanus (Decent Films) calls it "basically harmless but uninspired" and concludes that it "will leave viewers essentially none the worse for wear but no better either."
Bob Wasilewski (Plugged In) says it "sends out all the right messages about family, friendship, sacrifice, bonding with a pet, loyalty and doing the right thing."
Movieguide calls it "a warm-hearted, funny film that will probably delight the whole family. It celebrates the joys of owning a dog, one of the great pleasures in life [with which] God has blessed His children." But the critic adds two cautions—one, that the film's "worldview" is "slightly spoiled by a couple New Age references to meditation and mental exercises"; and two, that it suggests one of the dogs might have homosexual owners.from Film Forum, 10/23/03
Michael Elliott (Movie Parables) calls it "sweet, sentimental, and full of doggie treats to please young and old alike.