Snow Dogs

Movies from Film Forum, 01/24/02Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Oscar for Jerry Maguire, where his over-the-top enthusiasm won the applause of audiences. Since then, his enthusiasm has led him through a string of less-than-admirable films. Now he's playing a Miami dentist who comes to Alaska to claim his inheritance, only to find out that his inheritance is a bunch of temperamental Snow Dogswho aren't happy to have a city-slicker owner. While the distinguished James Coburn has a supporting role, critics don't find anything distinguished about the film.Michael Elliott (Movie Parables) sighs, "Director Brian Levant simply is not able to lift this project above the mundane and at moments even manages to sink it a few levels lower. What is surprising … is the lack of definition among the members...

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Jan 1st 2002
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