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Lassie Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2006
Dog and movie lovers, take note: Lassie has come home.
Read More | 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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 5, 2006
I think just one of the best family films of the year.
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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
September 2, 2006
Lassie proves to be top dog in her latest feature film.
Read More | 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.
Read More | 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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Dana Stevens
Slate
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.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 1, 2006
This remake of the 1943 classic Lassie Come Home is quite an accomplishment, bringing together a top-notch British director, a very nice cast , gorgeous Scottish scenery and all the renowned virtues of the world's most famous collie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 1, 2006
It's the loveliest and most moving children's film of the year so far.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 1, 2006
Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 1, 2006
Charles Sturridge's charming adaptation of Eric Knight's classic book Lassie Come-Home will thrill any adult who can't face another insipid children's movie about talking animals. Oh, and the kids will love it, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
September 1, 2006
This new Lassie is no match for the original MGM production (Roddy McDowell, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, etc.), but there are many compensations that make it fine family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 1, 2006
You know people keep saying 'they don't make movies like that anymore'? Well, in the case of Lassie, they have. And they've made it well.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 1, 2006
Lassie is family entertainment of a very high order, made all the better by [director] Sturridge's avoidance of CGI enhancement and the animatronics that have become commonplace in films about animals.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
September 1, 2006
No question about it, Lassie is a very traditional film, but good storytelling, fine acting and beautiful photography add up to a solid family entertainment that never lets us forget who the real star is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
September 1, 2006
While parents are reaching for their hankies, kids may be kicking their seats out of boredom.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 31, 2006
Everything old is new again in the latest film about the beloved pooch with the I.Q. of a grad student and the instincts of a boomerang.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 31, 2006
None of Lassie's adventures is told with the least bit of subtlety, but seeing as how the movie is aimed at the peewee, dog-loving set, few members of the target audience are likely to complain.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 31, 2006
Knight's story retains enough of its power to ensure, even in this modest rendering, that it never fails to make your eyes mist and your cheeks warm.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 31, 2006
Far from the madding crowd and frantic squeak of Hollywood kid flicks, British writer-director Charles Sturridge makes beautiful, stubbornly unhurried movies about the best and worst in human, animal and even otherworldly nature.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 31, 2006
Here's what a classic family film should be -- intelligent without being smart-alecky, heart-warming without being smarmy and exciting without relying entirely on CGI.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
August 30, 2006
Maybe I'm a sucker for dogs, but my eyes welled up. Twice. Woof!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
August 30, 2006
No, it's not exactly realistic. But there is a sense of moral balance in Lassie's world that's enviable. People are cruel to the dog and bad things happen to them. Those who are good to her end up being rewarded.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
August 28, 2006
A well-bred if docile creature.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
June 24, 2006
There's not much to grumble about: most of the performances are nicely honed, the cinematography and editing's excellent and, despite the swooning strings, it's not too sentimental.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 31, 2006
Bring plenty of hankies if you accompany your children to this latest screen incarnation of the beloved collie.