Heart of a Dog (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Heart of a Dog (2015)



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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Critic Reviews for Heart of a Dog

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The film is often notable for Anderson's honesty.

January 10, 2017 | Full Review…

It's an odd, wandering trip, but Anderson's personal touch makes it work.

January 22, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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

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…

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…

Ghosts haunt Heart of a Dog - but so, too, does love.

November 12, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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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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