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Lassie Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Schmaltzy return for classic cinema canine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Weaving
October 10, 2009
This story of a boy and his dog comes home to its roots in Yorkshire with a beautifully sensitive and traditional rendering. Using the original 1938 short story as its source, writer & director Charles Sturridge %u2013 best known for his superb work on Br
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cole Smithey
April 20, 2009
Writer/director Charles Sturridge adapts the heart-warming story with strict attention to its modest emotional underpinnings of family, devotion, and a beautiful collie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 30, 2006
An ode to the beleaguered people who face hardships, physical and emotional, with hopeful optimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2006
Dog and movie lovers, take note: Lassie has come home.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 26, 2006
It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era.
Timothy Knight
September 23, 2006
A sweetly old-fashioned, tail-wagging charmer of a family film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 15, 2006
Lassie déjà vu filmed in the magnificent British Isles with more than enough animal stampedes to enthrall an entire theatre of ten year olds, and their parents.
| Original Score: 7/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 8, 2006
Knows that kids live in a grown-up world, that they are not isolated from such realities as unemployment or war, and can relate to the problems of adult characters as well as those of children and animals.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 7, 2006 utterly beguiling success.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 5, 2006
I think just one of the best family films of the year.
Rebecca Murray
September 2, 2006
Terrific performances by those with fur and without.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
September 2, 2006
...The collie that became a star back in 1943 can still make you cry and cheer in the all-new Lassie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
September 2, 2006
Lassie proves to be top dog in her latest feature film.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 2, 2006
If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye, then you're a robot with cross-wired circuitry.
| Original Score: B
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 1, 2006
It plays your lacrimal glands like a violin, but honorably so.
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Dana Stevens
September 1, 2006
It's such a relief to settle into a film that lets dogs be dogs, children be children, and old-fashioned movies be old-fashioned movies.
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
September 1, 2006
There is an unabashed old-fashioned quality to the story-telling, not quaint, not fusty, but very much of another era -- and what a relief that is.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
It's a rare work of substance, simplicity, and grace that deserves to be mentioned among the best features crafted for younger viewers in the last twenty years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
September 1, 2006
The 1943 Lassie Come Home, starring then-child actors Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor as Joe and Cilla, is widely considered the gold standard to which all dog movies should aspire, but Sturridge's remake is a fine film in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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