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In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way -- respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust -- about what the animals mean to them. Buddy is an ode to the fighting spirit of the main characters and a loving portrait of the deep bond between man and dog.


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  • After seeing "Buddy," viewers who have dogs at home probably will want to hug them a little tighter, while those who don't might wish they had.

    Jun 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • In resisting the urge to roll over into the sappy-dog genre, Buddy instead elevates the stories it tells: It's ultimately about love, resilience and lessons we can all take in.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Buddy" doesn't need to be as delicate and intelligent as it is to work, but its thoughtful, unsentimental gaze makes an already guaranteed awww-fest into something more substantially affecting.

    May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

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  • The movie is warm, observant, mildly philosophical and deeply curious about the daily and inner lives of both the people and their four-legged assistants.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A tender tribute to tail-wagging treasures.

    Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Makes you wish the Peruvian-born director, well known for ferreting out telling ironies, would have dug deeper or perhaps gone broader in her overview of these symbiotic relationships.

    Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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