Lassie

Lassie

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Lassie Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Schmaltzy return for classic cinema canine.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Simon Weaving
Screenwize

This story of a boy and his dog comes home to its roots in Yorkshire with a beautifully sensitive and traditional rendering. Using the original 1938 short story as its source, writer & director Charles Sturridge %u2013 best known for his superb work on Br

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 10, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Writer/director Charles Sturridge adapts the heart-warming story with strict attention to its modest emotional underpinnings of family, devotion, and a beautiful collie.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

April 20, 2009
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

An ode to the beleaguered people who face hardships, physical and emotional, with hopeful optimism.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

December 30, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Dog and movie lovers, take note: Lassie has come home.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 26, 2006
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 26, 2006
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

A sweetly old-fashioned, tail-wagging charmer of a family film.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 23, 2006
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Lassie déjà vu filmed in the magnificent British Isles with more than enough animal stampedes to enthrall an entire theatre of ten year olds, and their parents.

| Original Score: 7/10

September 15, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Knows that kids live in a grown-up world, that they are not isolated from such realities as unemployment or war, and can relate to the problems of adult characters as well as those of children and animals.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A-

September 8, 2006
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

...an utterly beguiling success.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 7, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I think just one of the best family films of the year.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 5, 2006
Rebecca Murray
About.com

Terrific performances by those with fur and without.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: B+

September 2, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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...The collie that became a star back in 1943 can still make you cry and cheer in the all-new Lassie.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

September 2, 2006
Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
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Lassie proves to be top dog in her latest feature film.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club

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

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

September 2, 2006
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

It plays your lacrimal glands like a violin, but honorably so.

September 1, 2006
Dana Stevens
Slate
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It's such a relief to settle into a film that lets dogs be dogs, children be children, and old-fashioned movies be old-fashioned movies.

Full Review Source: Slate

September 1, 2006
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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There is an unabashed old-fashioned quality to the story-telling, not quaint, not fusty, but very much of another era -- and what a relief that is.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 1, 2006
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today

It's a rare work of substance, simplicity, and grace that deserves to be mentioned among the best features crafted for younger viewers in the last twenty years.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 1, 2006
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The 1943 Lassie Come Home, starring then-child actors Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor as Joe and Cilla, is widely considered the gold standard to which all dog movies should aspire, but Sturridge's remake is a fine film in its own right.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2006
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