Cute Family film.
No, this isn't great cinema. Yes, some of the "tricks" the dog did were obviously not real to my adult eyes. The story line is one that many of us have seen before. The acting isn't Oscar worthy either.
But, I think kids would enjoy this film and parents (if they set aside their jaded thoughts) could also enjoy this film with their kids.
Also, this film has a woman as one of the firefighters and she gets to beat down the villain. This is a strong role model for young girls to see as well as young boys to know that not all women are just to look at and treat like sex objects.