A Dog’s Way Home Movie Review

A Dog's Way Home Movie Review

Andrew O'Claray, Reporter

Movie info

Bella, a Pitbull type puppy, finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young medical student who lives with his mom in Denver, Colorado, When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she finds herself on a 400-mile-long journey across Colorado to reunite with her owner. Along the way to touches the hearts of an orphaned Mountain Lion, a hapless veteran, and strangers on her journey home.

Rating: PG

Genre: Drama/Adventure

Directed By: Charles Martin Smith

Written By: W. Bruce Cameron

Produced By: W. Bruce Cameron, Gavin Polone

Run-time: 1 hour, 42 minutes


A Dog’s Way Home, Based off of the novel, “A Dog’s Way Home” by W. Bruce Cameron is a fun packed movie with some dark topics such as depression and homelessness. Throughout the movie it is sprinkled with a few funny scenes but overall I felt it had more sad scenes. The movie plot was unrealistic that a dog could travel roughly 400 miles to her owner from a faint scent, Also the movie includes an absurd dog catcher who is so caught up with his job. The CGI (computer-generated imagery) throughout the movie was just plain terrible, the cougar in the movie looked like a toy, and the couple fight scenes that added action in the movie made the animals look poor quality or fake.


In the end I believe it is better to wait for the movie to be released on Redbox or a streaming service such as Starz or Amazon Prime Video instead of paying eleven dollars for a movie ticket.