Old Yeller - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Old Yeller Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 12, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
November 13, 2005
Every bit the warm, comfortable, and tragically bittersweet classic that had you sobbing like a infant the first time you saw it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
November 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
May 12, 2002
In 84 minutes we'll find out what taunting wild hogs'll get ya!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2002
Of all the boy-and-his-dog movies Hollywood's ever made, "Old Yeller" remains among the best.
| Original Score: 7/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
March 3, 2007
Everyone sheds tears for this family drama
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
December 28, 2004
Classic Disney tearjerker still grabs.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
November 22, 2004
What makes Old Yeller more than run-of-the-mill Disney is not only the gut-wrenching climax, but also the remarkably well-done uplift of the denouement.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Director Robert Stevenson understands how lightweight the first part is and never tries to make it seem more important that it is. His saves the energy and emphasis for the last act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Sentimental, yes, but also sturdy as a hickory stick.

TV Guide
March 9, 2009
Disney Studios' first and best attempt at a boy-and-his-dog film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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TIME Magazine
March 9, 2009
It comes from Disney's thoroughly proved mother lode: movies for the kids that adults will stay to enjoy themselves.
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