Benji the Hunted

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Released 1987

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Director:
Joe Camp
Released:
1987
Rating:
G
In this children's film "Benji the Hunted," the show dog Benji is lost at sea and winds up in the wilderness of Oregon to fend for himself. Benji's one and only plan is to get back into his master's arms as soon as possible, until he finds four orphaned cougar kittens whose mother was shot by a hunter. Now his ultimate task is to get the four orphaned kittens into the care of another mother cougar with her single child while avoiding the threatening animals of the wild.

Metacritic Score

  • 63

    Miami Herald Hal Boedeker

    Benji the Hunted is better-than-average family entertainment with some flaws. An irritating musical score undercuts the beauty of the nature scenes. The human performances are regr...

  • 50

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    There are more chases than cute "awwww" scenes in the movie and on that basis it is not particularly entertaining. Benji runs himself and us ragged. [19 June 1987, p.A]

  • 50

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    It's also likely that audiences other than the very young will find the action too restricted and too repetitive. It's far too modest and leisurely a film for children who have bee...

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80s, Family Dramas