Heart of a Dog (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Heart of a Dog (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Of a piece with much of director Laurie Anderson's idiosyncratic output, Heart of a Dog delves into weighty themes with lyrical, haunting grace.

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Artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her husband, mother, beloved dog and subjects such as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings.

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The film is often notable for Anderson's honesty.

January 10, 2017 | Full Review…
Detroit Free Press
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It's an odd, wandering trip, but Anderson's personal touch makes it work.

January 22, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Heart of a Dog is a unique, indescribable beast, Anderson narrating over a collage of 8mm home video, iPhone footage, canine-level camera, and animation. If it sometimes wanders a little far afield, it snaps back quickly with some sharp observations.

December 4, 2015 | Full Review…
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Alternately abstract and literal, the film works best when what we see on screen doesn't align with what we're hearing.

November 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Laurie Anderson's Heart of a Dog is not just a movie but a guided meditation, drawing viewers into a state of peaceful contemplation from which they can consider such subjects as death, loss, and unconditional love.

November 12, 2015 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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Ghosts haunt Heart of a Dog - but so, too, does love.

November 12, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Beautiful stream of dream like film making brings forward a fascinating look at one woman's life and remembers the dog who was at her side.

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