My Dog Tulip Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
A wonderful animated movie for anyone who's ever experienced dog ownership at its most glorious, and most embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2011
Here's a rare beast: an animated film about a dog that resists the urge to sentimentalise or anthropomorphise its canine protagonist, yet understands the human urge to do just that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
May 6, 2011
Affably voiced by Christopher Plummer, Ackerley is at once enormously affectionate and beadily observan, while the clever graphic style marks the switch between straightforward narration and surreal doggy reverie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 6, 2011
Poignant and just the right side of whimsy, it's the movie Marley & Me should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
May 5, 2011
Rarely has a needy bond between human and pet felt more unsentimentally and perfectly observed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laura Bushell
Little White Lies
May 5, 2011
Quirky and bittersweet, a treat for dog lovers and the dogless alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
May 5, 2011
Unlike most celluloid tales about man's best friend, this study in dedication, defecation and reproduction sometimes feels like an intrusion into a very private affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 4, 2011
Is My Dog Tulip the best film ever about a dog? Is it Citizen Canine? My answer, yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
May 4, 2011
More Harold And Maude than Marley & Me; amusing, insightful and a little perverse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
May 3, 2011
Manages to say more about man's relationship with dogs in a single, lush frame than 'Marley and Me' would if it were to run on a loop until the end of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 3, 2011
A delightful animation for adults, its lack of sentiment makes it an anti-Marley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 1, 2011
A classic book, a film to cherish.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
March 18, 2011
As embraceable as it is, Tulip often feels as if it would have been a better animated short than a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 10, 2011
It's an oddity, this film: a wry, wobbly cartoon made expressly for grown-ups, featuring quirky hand-drawn animation and very little dialogue outside the central voiceover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
February 5, 2011
Many films have been written about the bonds between man and beast but few are as wise, as witty, or as unflinchingly founded in observation as My Dog Tulip.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 4, 2011
The scratchy animation, reminiscent of Jules Feiffer's beatnik-era doodles, is a homey complement to Plummer's autumnal narration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 3, 2011
A beautifully illustrated love letter to dogs and the people who own them...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 13, 2011
This is pleasant, as far as it goes, though awfully sedative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 7, 2011
A marvelous animated feature, full of quiet joy, honest sorrow, wisdom and a wealth of clinical detail both excremental and reproductive, all rendered in a charming style approximating the dog drawings of James Thurber.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 6, 2011
It is told from and by an adult sensibility that understands loneliness, gratitude and the intense curiosity we feel for other lives, man and beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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