Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Pic's main problem is that its human story lacks drama; Hachi's the central attraction.
Sensitively directed and rarely over-sentimental, this touching parable will likely ravish the emotions of dog lovers.
Even the manliest moviegoer likes to have a good cry from time to time.
An unapologetic tear-jerker. You might resent being emotionally manipulated by this film, but I challenge even the most hard-hearted moviegoer not to spill some saltwater while watching it.
Audience Reviews for Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Actually better than I expected. I don't really like Richard Gere, and Joan Allen's pillow face was distracting, but the dog is a real star and directed in a way that made you see through his eyes. Was very sad at the end, though.
A great family film but real tear jerker. If your a animal lover or have a dog you will cry your eyes out on this movie. About a dog who is faithful to his master even after his death. A must see, no tissues, you will need paper towels. 5 Stars
This wonderful family film is one of the most treasured and heartwarming true stories ever told. In this story grows deeper, a beautiful friendship of a dog and his master unfolds embodying the true spirt of family and loyalty, while inspiring the hearts of an entire town. Beautifully shot and edited. At the end of the movie, I was in tears absolutely broken down crying my eyes out because I really love dogs. Richard Gere makes fantastic performance, he bonds really well with the dog and it never feel like watching an actor at all - it genuinely seems to be a movie with his own dog! This film generally adheres to the actual true story of a golden brown Akita dog in Japan in 1924. Highly recommendation! Remade of Japanese's 1987 movie, Hachiko Monogatari (aka The Tale of Hachiko).
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Quotes
|Cate Wilson:||It's been a while.|
|Ken:||It certainly has.|
|Cate Wilson:||It's ten years. Can you believe it?|
|Ken:||[Talking in Japanese] It's been a year, hasn't it? I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night and think about Parker. He was a good friend. I understand how you feel. Hachi, my friend, Parker is never coming home. But if Hachiko wants to wait, then Hachiko should wait. You want to wait for him, don't you? Have a long life, Hachi.|
|Ken:||[talking in Japanese] It's been a year, hasn't it? I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night and think about Parker. He was a good friend. I understand how you feel. Hachi, my friend, Parker is never coming home. But if Hachiko wants to wait, then Hachiko should wait. You want to wait for him, don't you? Have a long life, Hachi.|
|Ken:||Ronnie - 11 years: Where did Grandpa find Hachi?|
|Cate Wilson:||Ronnie, actually, Hachi found your grandfather.|
|Carl:||Look, you don't have to wait anymore. He's not coming back.|