Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 24, 2012
It's surprisingly unsentimental in its depiction of people with disabilities, and the scenes of guide-dog training are informative.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
May 18, 2012
Its principal selling point - the supreme watchability of dogs, especially working dogs - is undeniably powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 17, 2012
It's a wonderful film, though, which is - oddly - only now getting a very limited release, eight years after its Japanese debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 17, 2012
Yoichi Sai's movie may be a bit tough for young viewers, but it is gentle and illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
May 17, 2012
Save for the tearful goodbye scenes, the only real drama in Quill is that Kobayashi is a little cranky at first and believe he's doing just fine with a cane.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 17, 2012
What sets this film above so many movies about animals is that it's about a dog who is realistic in every aspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Singer
Time Out
May 15, 2012
The real star is Rafie, the golden pup that plays Quill; dogs can be taught to sit or lie down, but they can't fake the sort of connection he makes with the people around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
May 15, 2012
When isn't it a good time to show a movie tracing the development of a kind, charismatic yellow Labrador retriever from frolicsome puppy to devoted seeing-eye companion to weary senior?
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
July 6, 2010
Puppy appeal nudges past some dramatic deficiencies -- if just by a nose.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 24, 2005
It's possible to love one of these movies and hate the other...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 24, 2005
Somewhere between an instructional film about guide dogs and a melodrama, the animal movie Quill, the Japanese hit from director Yoichi Sai, is mostly bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4