Bark Ranger

DVD Release: April 14, 2015
Bark Ranger


Two kids and their trusty dog, Ranger (Jon Lovitz), stumble across a treasure map while playing in an abandoned ranger station. They set out on the adventure of a lifetime in search of a forgotten gold mine, but things take a turn for the worst when they come across a pair of bumbling crooks hiding out from the police.

Dove Review

Jack’s father and mother are park rangers so Jack has spent his life in the park, but he is bullied by two kids from school every time he goes into town with his dad. His adventures at the park may come to a halt when the town board decides they cannot afford to keep the park open after this year.

When a new camper, Chloe, and her mom come to stay, Jack makes a new friend. Jack’s father tells the pair about his great uncle who was a miner. Jack has heard it several times and not many people actually believe in the legend, but when Chloe, Jack and his dog Ranger discover an old map in the shed, they start to investigate and the search for gold begins.

Most adventures include some type of trouble and this tale is no different. Two robbers—not the most intelligent thieve—try to follow the kids into the woods. As the kids follow the map to the gold mine, Ranger does his part to delay the robbers and get help.

“Bark Ranger” is a fun family adventure that is entertaining with its constant comedic moments. We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: Girl kisses boy on cheek.
Language: Name-calling such as numbskull, chump, sucker.
Violence: Boys bullying another; men steal a safe; man hits himself in head with sledge hammer; men steal car; men slapping each other; slap-stick violence; gun blows up in man's face; men are hit in groin area; man hits robber in head with shovel.
Drugs: Men use knock-out gas in a balloon.
Nudity: None
Other: Skeleton in a chair; man gets sick on old can of beans; men eat dog food; man rips pants and another sews them up and then uses his mouth to cut the string; sounds of passing gas; discussion regarding walking in deer dodo.


Company: Lionsgate
Director: Duncan Christie
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 82 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe