Lassie (2006)



Critic Consensus: A beautifully-made retelling of the classic collie tale, one need not be a dog-lover to fall for Lassie.

Movie Info

Set in 1938, a loyal collie travels more than 1,000 miles from northern Scotland to Yorkshire to return to her young friend. The dog, having been sold to a wealthy Duke because the boy's father was out of work, runs away and braves starvation and treacherous conditions to follow the pull of her heart toward the family who loves her.

Rating: PG (for some mild violent content and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Sturridge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Box Office: $0.5M
Roadside/Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site


as The Duke

as Sarah Carraclough

as Sam Carraclough

as Joe Carraclough

as Campbell

as Hulton

as Mr. Justice Murray

as Snickers

as Edward Hynes

as O'Donnell

as Alf Patterson

as Miner

as Dr. Gull

as Miss Branson

as Dr. Jarrett

as Policeman

as Martha

as Truck Driver

as Scottish Policeman

as Court Usher

as Defence Barrister

as Sergeant of the Cour...

as Yorkshire Policeman

as Lassie
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Critic Reviews for Lassie

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (27)

Dog and movie lovers, take note: Lassie has come home.

Full Review… | December 26, 2006
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era.

Full Review… | December 26, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

I think just one of the best family films of the year.

Full Review… | September 5, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

...The collie that became a star back in 1943 can still make you cry and cheer in the all-new Lassie.

Full Review… | September 2, 2006
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Lassie proves to be top dog in her latest feature film.

Full Review… | September 2, 2006
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye, then you're a robot with cross-wired circuitry.

Full Review… | September 2, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lassie

It's well constructed and all but very much lacking the emotional depth I was expecting and hoping for. This was an unnecessary remake to begin with so it doesn't really have any real reason to exist. It also doesn't add anything new to the mix that the original already did and isn't as engaging or ambitous. There are a lot of good moments in the film and it's certainly not a bad one but it's not that amazing either. But hey dog lovers are going to love it and fans of the original will. But only because it's the same movie.

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I love the cute Collie dog and it looks familiar to the original one of adventure Lassie movie. (Disappointed again that DVD has no English substitles.)

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic]"Lassie" takes place in 1939 in Yorkshire, England where following his noticing the collie Lassie during a very wild fox hunt, a duke(Peter O'Toole) offers to buy the dog from a miner, Sam Carraclough(John Lynch), and his wife, Sarah(Samantha Morton), but the dog is not for sale because of her strong attachment to their son, Joe(Jonathan Mason). But that changes after the mine closes and the family badly needs the money. Lassie has other ideas, making three escape attempts from the duke before being returned each time. Now, she is set to accompany the duke and his granddaughter, Cilla(Hester Odgers), several hundred miles to Scotland...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Lassie" is an old fashioned and entertaining movie with a very good cast, the juvenile actors being especially impressive. Cameos from two of Scotland's national treasures and shots of the beautiful countryside do not hurt, either.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]At the beginning of the film, there is a sense of class consciousness.(You cannot buy the love of a dog or anyone else for that matter which is a maxim the duke ignores.) Then, it gives way to the necessity of kindness and generosity in times of war.[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]And what is it with Peter Dinklage and dogs lately?[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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