Reviews

Aug 2, 2019
Heart of a Dog is a triumph and not simply in its love and candor, but in its calming ease that gently reminds viewers: no matter what, everything will be OK.
Apr 9, 2019
Anderson is auteur, narrator, and guide, grasping our hands and settling us into her vast and gorgeous mind-scape through seamlessly-mixed media and an astonishingly enveloping sound design...
Mar 7, 2019
This film's disjointed structure and emotional reticence would make a better album than a movie. An album also doesn't demand an engaging overall story to hold our attention, but many of the scenes in this fairly short film had me nodding off.
Feb 6, 2019
All around a daring and moving experience that deserves to be seen.
Aug 25, 2018
Like much of Anderson's work, Heart of a Dog takes the form of casually constructed, almost meandering reminiscences, while at the same time never losing its tightly structured focus and drive.
Feb 15, 2018
With this film, [director Laurie Anderson] proves herself to be a capable director.
Nov 14, 2017
In the case of Heart of a Dog, the only importance is attached to the name of artist who signed this film.
Sep 21, 2017
... it restores a sense of calm to its subject without evading the most haunting questions.
Sep 11, 2017
Nonlinear and exploratory, Heart of a Dog is elusive by design.
Aug 22, 2017
[Heart of a Dog] is an achingly beautiful documentary.
Aug 16, 2017
Anderson's film accomplishes something rare in that it touches a part of human experience that is seldom seen or felt, diving deep into a dark river to feel about for something precious.
Jul 25, 2017
In her own way, Anderson always has been about finding meaning where most people don't think to look. Here she looks for it in that most confusing of places: her own memory, especially of important nurturance that she's received.
Jan 24, 2017
'Arty,' to be sure, but it's not pretentious: rather, it's expressive of the scattered state of mind, the reflective state of mind, that attends grief. [Criterion Collection Blu-ray]
Jan 10, 2017
The film is often notable for Anderson's honesty.
Jan 8, 2017
A lurching, lyrical expression of everything that makes existence what it is.
Dec 9, 2016
Imagery and philosophy circle back and then veer forward, but it's a perceptive work that finds a transformative power in genuine sadness.
Nov 21, 2016
Fans of Anderson's work and those with an inquisitive spiritual hunger will find this a thoughtful and sincere gift.
Nov 20, 2016
Earnest, resonant and revealing.
Oct 26, 2016
Incredibly poignant.
Oct 21, 2016
An unclassifiable but strangely charming combination of reminiscence and fantasy, this is worth seeking out not only for Anderson fans but also for anyone interested in experimental cinema.