Show Dogs Movie Review, Plot And Cast


Show Dogs movie is a 2018 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell. Written by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman. The exciting comedy movie stares some known faces like Will ArnettChris “Ludacris” BridgesNatasha LyonneJordin SparksGabriel IglesiasShaquille O’NealOmar Chaparro, and Stanley Tucci.

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Show Dogs movie was released in the United States on May 18, 2018. The movie focuses on a Rottweiler police dog and his human partner. It furthermore tells of a world where humans and talking dogs co-exist. In it, a Rottweiler police dog named Max is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious dog show with his human partner Frank (Will Arnett). They both go to stop an animal-smuggling scheme that is using the dog show as a front.


Initially, street-wise Max had failed to save baby panda Ling-Li from the rare-animals smuggling operation. So when it’s deduced that the criminals will next be conducting their business at Las Vegas’ prestigious Canini Invitational dog show. Max reluctantly team up with Frank as contestants for the dog show.

Though there are a few things you need to know about Max. Max, you see, is a canine detective who solves the crimes. And he’s happy to do it all on his own. He’ll leap into any confrontation, subdue the baddies, then drag them off to jail with their collars in his teeth.

However, Max has to undergo some necessary transmissions while undercover. Like getting his rear end waxed and learning to stay completely still when his private parts are inspected. Furthermore, the script written by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman relegates Frank to being merely the object of Max’s frustration.

Though some say the decision to computer-animate their(animals) mouths and faces seemed to turn everything cartoonish in an unattractive way. Despite adequate work by cinematographer David Machie and editors David Freeman and Sabrina Plisco.


Additionally, Show Dogs began filming on November 28, 2016, at Pinewood Studio Wales in Great Britain. However, as part of its filming also took place in Las Vegas.

Show Dogs Movie Cast

  • Will Arnett as Frank, Max’s human partner.
  • Natasha Lyonne as Mattie
  • Omar Chaparro as Señor Gabriel
  • Oliver Tompsett as Chauncey
  • Andy Beckwith as Berne


  • Ludacris as Max, a Rottweiler that works as a police dog.
  • Jordin Sparks as Daisy, an Australian Shepherd and Max’s love interest.
  • RuPaul as Persephone
  • Gabriel Iglesias as Sprinkles, a Pug.
  • Shaquille O’Neal as Karma, a Komondor.
  • Stanley Tucci as Philippe, a French Papillon.
  • Alan Cumming as Dante, a haughty Yorkie.
  • Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, and Kate Micucci as a trio of pigeons

Show Dogs Movie Overview

  • Genre(s):- Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:- May 18, 2018 (USA)
  • Directed By:- Raja Gosnell
  • Written By:- Max Botkin, Marc Hyman
  • Run Time:- 90 minutes
  • Country:- United States
  • Language:- English
  • Budget:- $5.5 million
  • Box Office:- $14.5 million
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