Pick of the Litter (2018)


Critic Consensus: Pick of the Litter has all the fluffy adorableness audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that's as edifying as it is heartwarming.


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PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

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All Critics (50) | Top Critics (14)

"Pick of the Litter" is made with heart and reverence for man's best friend, especially those special pooches who go on to answer a higher calling.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

By far the most joyous time you'll have at the movies all year.

Sep 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I've always wondered how guide dogs are trained and, now that I've seen the documentary Pick of the Litter, I'm still not quite sure. As deficient as it is in specifics, it's fairly enjoyable anyway.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"Pick" often feels like a project that has been overly groomed. Will you still be moved to tears? Most likely.

Sep 13, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

While "Pick of the Litter" can't be described as innovative, it still creates a solid emotional punch...

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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