Beethoven

Beethoven

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The 1992 comedy classic about a big, loveable, slobbering, trouble-making St Bernard and the family who tries to handle him. Written by iconic ‘80s filmmaker John Hughes (under the faux name Edmond Dantès). More

Living comfortably in their American home, the Newton family can’t help but feel something missing from their lives. To fill this void, they welcome adorable St Bernard puppy Beethoven into their home. But when he grows up, the dog becomes a big drooling troublesome mutt, at least in the father’s eyes. While the rest of the family becomes attached to their furry friend, a dodgy local vet seeks to reclaim Beethoven for more sinister reasons.

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1992Rating: G87 minsUSA
Kids & Family

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Beethoven | Reviews

31%26 reviews

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A waggish tale of canine chicanery, an uproarious if impawsible symphony of drool, doggy fidelity and chewed shoes.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It's the kind of clever, innocuous family entertainment that's always in short supply.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Beethoven is no classic, but it's a sunny, energetic children's film with a good notion of what young audiences like.

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Time Out

Time Out

Elevated from the doldrums... by a surprisingly bouncy script, the film is also redeemed by regular interludes of acerbic dialogue and a brace of fine supporting performances...

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Variety

Variety

Rallies at the end to prevent chaperoning adults from feeling their time was completely wasted.

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Beethoven | Release Details

Beethoven is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix and Google Play and Apple TV.