Pick of the Litter

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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 (61) | Top Critics (18)

  • Yes, the structural constraints and the emotional rhythms of reality TV competition shows are all over this, but it's mostly irresistible.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • The dogs' personalities, highlighted by a handy name-tag graphic every time each one gets a segment, bound and yap off the screen.

    May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Phil Hoad

    Top Critic
  • Viewers of all ages with a fondness for puppies will find it hard to resist.

    Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This makes [Pick of the Litter] the perfect family film - especially if you're looking for an antidote to Marvel and DC.

    Jan 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • "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…

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