Underdog 2007

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(51) IMDb 4.8/10
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A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend.

Starring:
Jason Lee, Peter Dinklage
Runtime:
1 hour 18 minutes

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Underdog

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Children & Family, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Frederik Du Chau
Starring Jason Lee, Peter Dinklage
Supporting actors James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Alex Neuberger, Taylor Momsen, Amy Adams
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lilli de la Field on 15 Mar 2010
Format: DVD
I bought this simply because it was cheap and looked like harmless fun...and it is...BIG TIME FUN!

This modern, live action take of an apparently ancient American cartoon is an absolute scream. I suppose the idea is a little different... a superhero dog? But don't let that put you off. The characters, both human and animal are engaging, the script is snappy and the action is plentiful, exciting and brilliant.

I found a lot of the action was hilariously funny, and without any of that `keystone cop' type idiocy. The most endearing part of this film was that despite the fact that the main character is a beagle, the story brought out in me the range of emotions, and had me bouncing in my seat once or twice, one moment excited, and the next holding my breath in anticipation. The only thing I can't understand is why on earth hadn't I heard of this film before now?

Only the most boring, stuffiest of adults could possibly dislike this film, and the kids will love it.

This film should rate in your collection alongside such greats as `Antz', `The Incredibles', `Bee Movie', and `Carz'. Highly recommended.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Hulbert on 13 July 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
When my daughter made me buy this I was dreading the idea of watching it. What could be worse that yet another annoing film about a superhero? And a dog - what kind of superhero could that be, other than lame?

This just goes to show how WRONG you can be in pre-judging a movie. This movie isn't deep (why should it be), but the script is hilarious, the characters are great and the overall effect is fantastic - it's a genuinely funny movie which you will want to watch with your family over and over again.

This film is worth buying just for the script!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By OEJ TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Jan 2009
Format: DVD
With films such as this, I tend to refer to my children's opinion as much as mine because it is of course a DVD I bought for them to watch (they are of infant and primary school age). We've had it for over a month and I measure its worth by the number of times they want to watch it - which I've long since lost count of! We have most of the 'inevitables' in our collection, from Toy Story through Monsters Inc, all the Shreks, Finding Nemo, both Ice Ages and many many more, and Underdog, while being slightly different in not being an animated film, has proved just as popular. It's a U certificate so there's no need to worry about any element of it that might not be suitable for a 5 year old. Children love animals of course, and this film combines a lovable dog with a sharp, funny script that adults will enjoy too (or should).

It looks to be a massive improvement on the original comic strip on which it is based, which I think was televised in the 1970s or thereabouts. For what I wanted it to do - to make my children laugh and keep them watching it repeatedly - it delivers the goods completely and while it's not a timeless classic in our DVD collection for kids, it's a worthy inclusion and I personally recommend it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By LD on 22 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
Watched this with my husband and two sons - ages 4 & 8.

It got pretty much straight into the 'action', so my youngest (4) didn't have time to bored like he usually does.... which makes a change!

Great film, enjoyed by all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The American version of “Underdog” on a 'Disney’ BLU RAY is REGION-A LOCKED - so it WILL NOT PLAY on most UK Blu Ray players unless they're chipped to play 'all' regions (which the vast majority aren't). Don’t confuse BLU RAY players that have multi-region capability on the 'DVD' front – that won’t help.

Buy the standard UK issue instead. It's cheap - a looker on BLU RAY - and a lot of family fun…
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ang on 5 July 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had this on loan from blockbusters, everytime we went there my 6 yr old son wanted to watch it again and again, so deceided to buy it. worked out much cheaper!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bubbles 79 on 16 July 2010
Format: DVD
My kids 5 & 2 love this film and so do I. It's a lovely feel good movie with a few adult laughs as well!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By mummy spoon on 15 Aug 2008
Format: DVD
I have to say, I wasn't that interested in buying this Dvd, but my 4 year old kept asking for it so I gave in and we watched it that evening.I was pleasantly surprised by it, I have seen so many films with talking cats and dogs so didn't expect anything new but this was actually funny, its a great film, not just for kids.
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