Hotel for Dogs Marking its territory in the mind-boggling middle ground between Schindler's List and Beverly Hills Chihuahua , the cartoonish kid pic Hotel for Dogs — adapted… Hotel for Dogs Marking its territory in the mind-boggling middle ground between Schindler's List and Beverly Hills Chihuahua , the cartoonish kid pic Hotel for Dogs — adapted… 2009-01-16 Comedy Kids and Family Jake T. Austin Emma Roberts Don Cheadle Lisa Kudrow Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

Hotel for Dogs (2009)

Who Let the Dogs in? Lisa Kudrow stars in Hotel for Dogs
Image credit: Jaimie Trueblood
Who Let the Dogs in? Lisa Kudrow stars in Hotel for Dogs
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jan 16, 2009; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Jake T. Austin and Emma Roberts; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Marking its territory in the mind-boggling 
 middle ground between Schindler's List and 
 Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the cartoonish kid pic Hotel for Dogs — adapted from the 
 award-winning 1971 
 children's book — turns out to be a weirdly 
 oblivious Holocaust 
 parable about a sibling duo of righteous dog-
ophiles (Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin) 
bent on rescuing strays from systematic 
 execution at the hands of Gestapo-like dog catchers. But don't worry. There are still cuddly pups and piddle jokes aplenty. C–

Originally posted Jan 14, 2009 Published in issue #1031 Jan 23, 2009 Order article reprints