The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

IMDB: 7.5
Director: Simon Curtis
Stars: Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 30 out of 273 found boring (10.98%)

One-line Reviews (73)

Jesus, this formula is just so typically stereotyped boring and overly used.

But the book, especially the audiobook, is far richer and emotionally engaging.

Too typical, too traditional, too formulaic and too boring .

I could forgive the terrible acting, cartoonish characters, and predictable plot because I love watching dog movies.

What the film feels like is a sequence of events that may work perfectly fine in isolation, but when pieced together the end result is a rushed narrative with dull, undeveloped characters and plotlines that have been executed far more efficiently in better films.

My son wanted to watch this movie after he read the book and enjoyed it.

The ending promises a hopeful future but the emotions will linger as you leave the theater.

It's well worth watching.

Predictable garbage.

It is sad, true, meaningful, inspiring and at the same time so entertaining and provides so many lessons of life to the viewer.

Too slow, no excitement, not funny!

It has love, laughter, intense moments, sad moments and everything in between to make this movie great!!!!

You wish Bomback and Curtis had focused more of their tale around Enzo as you can't help but feel in adapting and changing Stein's source material, that human moments in the film feel both lethargic, boring and predictable with not a lot for us as a viewer to latch onto whenever Enzo is pushed to the side and the generic and lifeless human drama takes over the spotlight.

If you have a choice between watching paint dry or watch this movie, safeguarding a wet wall would probably be the best use of your time.

Was simply put, a boring.

Depressing really off pointless.

This film also feels at times very pretentious especially when it comes to Enzo's inner monologue where he relates everything in life to racing and rain, thus the title of the film.

The movie is just too bland to actually peak your interest, even you might be a dog lover.

I was so surprised how much I really enjoyed it!

Predictable tragedy as the emotive hook.

It feels heavy handed as the film tries to elevate itself over other dog movies, but ends up feeling empty.

As for me it was just empty and something I feel like I had already seen.

No matter how I told my crying self to stop, that there were 100 people around each set, filming, dollying, gripping, lighting, producers, Yada Yada.

Well, it would have had heavy moments if the formulaic predictability of it didn't water down most of the emotional scenes.

This lengthy 109 min film is a waste of emotions and time, a far cry from A DOG'S PURPOSE and A DOG's JOURNEY.

It is a complete animal friendly movie worth watching.

All of the characters are one dimensional and predictable.

This was an enjoyable, heartfelt film sure to please all dog lovers.


En American classic story and predictable with happy ending.

Worth watching.

The art of racing in the rain was not just a cute dog and family movie which in the most part it was, but i loved the racing element, There was plenty of scenes of denny racing that were very entertaining, and there was some beautiful cars shown during the film.

Unoriginal, boring & depressing.

Back to the movie, the story, without Enzo's perspective, is dull, unoriginal and fake.

Rather boring .

Save your money.

Worth the watch.

Beautiful golden retriever stands out in very uneven, tragic, and predictable film .

The only thing that jarred me out of my mild enjoyment of the film's mildness was my confusion over when it supposedly took place.

Best Dog Movie Ever & Very Intense Storyline - Loved It/ Must Watch!.

Sweet movie to watch with your kids but otherwise awfully boring and predictable.

We took our daughter to this movie and were prepared to yawn thru it for her sake.

We were in the dogs head an interesting perspective but just way too contrived to sustain a long movie.

Was very disappointed because (A) it was a formulaic, obvious, Hallmark tearjerker story and (B) Milo Ventimiglia couldn't act if his life depended on it.

Then suddenly the families Cinderella bubble bursts and life as it sometimes happens to us all, takes an unexpected turn for the worst.

It's hilarious, warm, entertaining and sorrowful.

It is worth watching for sure.

really good and enjoyable movie, I recommend

Jammed with a few too many terrible and trite racing metaphors for life, and predictable from the very first moment.

Really enjoyed it, Enzo is great!

Don't waste your time and money.

Good performances being one of them, but the film feels so cliche and self serious and heavy handed at times and ends up not being very entertaining.

But this movie actually didn't put any salt in it, so it's so tasteless and so boring to finish it.

Good acting and entertaining.

Soft enjoyable and touching drama .

Enzo is easily one of the best dogs in film, and that's worth watching.

Very predictable

Predictable and boring .

2, the whole plot was entirely predictable and the dog mostly describes what we were seeing the thoughts didn't add anything.

We have action-packed movies to put you on the edge of your seat, we have horror movies to scare the sh** out of you...

Rather than have the dog make an empty assertion similar to ones humans make which lead these ideas being so popular in the first place.

His gruff voice and sometimes very bland delivery put me to sleep rather than made me interested in this dog.

Loved the storyline, sad, cheerful, thrilling.

Super annoying and bored!

A Cure For Insomnia .

In this time of snarkiness, Twitter wars and general miserableness between people, in walks a movie brimming with decency yet splendidly entertaining.

I wanted to turn it off half way through as it was just depressing.

Waste of time and emotions .

Bored to freaking death.

He had a very long and exciting life with me as well.

I highly recommend it.

So Robbie K back with a 4th review this week on the latest book turned movie as I look into:Movie: Art Of Racing In The Rain (2019)Director: Simon Curtis Writers: Mark Bomback (screenplay by), Garth Stein (novel) Stars: Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried LIKES:The Cars The Acting The Musical Effects The Dog HimselfDISLIKES:The Pace The Dragged-Out Components The Depressing AtmosphereTo quote my friend Austin, the title sort of gives you an idea of what to expect with this film.

It was drawn out and as much as I like Kevin Costner, he was not the right choice for dog/narrator.