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: 22 out of 194 found boring (11.34%)

One-line Reviews (53)

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

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

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.

Rather boring .

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.

Good acting and entertaining.

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.

All of the characters are one dimensional and predictable.

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

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.

Super annoying and bored!


It's hilarious, warm, entertaining and sorrowful.

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

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

Worth watching.

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

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

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

Waste of time and emotions .

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Predictable tragedy as the emotive hook.

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

Really enjoyed it, Enzo is great!

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

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.

Save your money.

It is worth watching for sure.

A Cure For Insomnia .

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

It's well worth watching.

Too slow, no excitement, not funny!

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

Very predictable

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.

Depressing really off pointless.

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

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

Don't waste your time and money.

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

En American classic story and predictable with happy ending.

Bored to freaking death.

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.

I highly recommend it.

Predictable garbage.