Pick of the Litter Reviews

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March 4, 2020
Though it could benefit from more context and history of guide dogs and a little less walk footage, the film offers compelling insight into a process most know little about-and whether they make the cut or not, there's a happy ending for every dog.
December 20, 2019
Guide dogs learn their trade in lovely docuseries.
July 24, 2019
It's a beautiful thing to see.
July 7, 2019
Where Guide Dogs for the Blind is concerned, many are called but only the premier litter picks are chosen.
May 29, 2019
The story of a litter of five Labrador puppies, this warm-hearted gem of a film will cure what ails you, both in the moment and each time you think back to their journey into service and the trainers and adoptive families who make it possible.
May 20, 2019
A word of warning: it's American, at times, very so. But it's worth sticking with as the story becomes more complex.
May 19, 2019
In a tussle between the appeal of the subject and the plodding banality of the approach, the pups are ultimately the losers.
May 17, 2019
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
Having chronicled the incredible story of a five-year-old "superhero" who survives cancer in Batkid Begins, director Dana Nachman sets her sights on a more everyday heroism in this clear-eyed, heartfelt documentary about training guide dogs.
May 17, 2019
Tissues should be given out along with tickets to this US documentary that follows a group of puppies destined to train as guide dogs for the blind.
May 17, 2019
This has been scientifically created to appeal to every person on the planet.
May 15, 2019
The dogs' personalities, highlighted by a handy name-tag graphic every time each one gets a segment, bound and yap off the screen.
February 26, 2019
A touching documentary on the real superheroes we should admire: fuzzy friends who help those who need it the most. [Full review in Spanish]
February 20, 2019
After a while, it begins to feel like the human interest segment of a news magazine show that has been inexplicably stretched out from 10 minutes to 80.
January 17, 2019
This is exactly the movie we need right now.
January 11, 2019
Viewers of all ages with a fondness for puppies will find it hard to resist.
January 10, 2019
This is the internet, and you probably came here to find out about cute puppies. Never fear because Pick of the Litter is as cute as cute can be.
January 10, 2019
This makes [Pick of the Litter] the perfect family film - especially if you're looking for an antidote to Marvel and DC.
January 4, 2019
The film adopts a fairly bland and unquestioning approach, but the patience of the trainers - and charm of their sometimes unruly canine charges - never ceases to impress.
December 22, 2018
As warm and fuzzy as the adorable puppies at its center, Pick of the Litter is pleasant viewing for anyone who needs an emotional lift this holiday season without any animal-induced anxiety.
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