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My Dog Tulip Reviews

David Jenkins
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

May 3, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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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 Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The scratchy animation, reminiscent of Jules Feiffer's beatnik-era doodles, is a homey complement to Plummer's autumnal narration.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A beautifully illustrated love letter to dogs and the people who own them...

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

February 3, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

January 7, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 6, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Here's a boy-and-his-dog story featuring a very old boy.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 18, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's hard not to feel a certain affection for a tale that is so unapologetic about just that: affection.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 5, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Words of wisdom keep popping up in My Dog Tulip with gratifying regularity. They're more likely to gratify dog lovers than anyone else, but that's a large group to which I belong...

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

October 21, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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My Dog Tulip is as disconcerting and unusual a piece of animation as the 1956 memoir that inspired it, and that is saying a lot.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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For the most part, the images undulate. They often appear to be melting. That, or they're streaked or smeared and wholly unruly.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2010
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Like the best of Disney's animated films down through the years, the Fierlingers' cartoon celebrates its medium and transcends it. There's great storytelling here.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Sometimes quiet pleasures -- like having a big dog snoozing at your feet, just within petting reach -- are the best.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2010
Lisa Rosman
Time Out New York
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Never saccharine, My Dog Tulip does justice to the rare experience of heartfelt, mutual love in any form.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 1, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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One of the most sophisticated dog movies ever created.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 1, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Dog lovers won't want to miss My Dog Tulip. Adult dog lovers, that is.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2010
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Transform[s] the seemingly banal relationship between pet and owner into something singular, inimitable, sacred.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 31, 2010
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