Directed: Sandy Tung
Join beloved beagle Shiloh and his trusted companion Marty once again for a heartwarming adventure in which they befriend a grumpy old man distrusted by the townspeople and unveil the goodness beneath his grouchy facade. Adapted from the best-selling series of books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, the third film in the series continues the incredible saga of the powerful pup with a heart of gold in a captivating tale of redemption and acceptance.
Movie ReviewsCan bad people be rehabilitated, or are some people just inherently bad? Should a person follow his head or his heart? Young Marty Preston (Jason Dolley) wrestles with these issues when dealing with his surly neighbor Judd Travers (Scott Wilson): a man that the entire community distrusts and who once seriously abused Marty's dog Shiloh. Etiquette requires that Marty be civil and even neighborly with Judd, but Shiloh refuses to even cross the bridge to Judd's property. When Judd has an automobile accident while driving drunk and then a dead body shows up in the woods, rumors run wild in town and Judd becomes the townsfolk's prime murder suspect. Even while Marty and his friend launch their own private investigation of Judd, Marty considers whether Judd may have really changed for the better and his compassion for Judd's chained dogs leads him to offer to help set up a fence at Judd's place. Judd and Marty become almost friendly with one another, but the results of the boys' investigation combined with a freak accident involving Marty's sister will ultimately test Marty's newfound faith in his neighbor to the extreme. Young audience members will find this sequel to "Shiloh" less disturbing than the original thanks to a toning down of both Judd's attitude and his abusive behavior toward his dogs. -- Tami Horiuchi