Pick of the Litter Reviews

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.
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 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.
January 11, 2019
Viewers of all ages with a fondness for puppies will find it hard to resist.
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.
September 28, 2018
"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.
September 15, 2018
By far the most joyous time you'll have at the movies all year.
September 14, 2018
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.
September 13, 2018
Aside from more music than is necessary, Pick of the Litter eschews the schmaltzy, trusting the material to speak for itself.
September 13, 2018
"Pick" often feels like a project that has been overly groomed. Will you still be moved to tears? Most likely.
September 13, 2018
A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul.
September 6, 2018
While "Pick of the Litter" can't be described as innovative, it still creates a solid emotional punch...
August 31, 2018
Pick of the Litter affirms the obvious: the world is a much better place with dogs in it.
August 30, 2018
Pick of the Litter is much more than a puppy parade, educating viewers about what it takes, practically and psychologically, to train a service animal. The wet noses and wagging tails are just a perk.
August 30, 2018
Doggie cuteness and the inherent emotional pull of canine-human companionship wins in the end. Subject matter alone makes Pick of the Litter, if not especially memorable, a gently lovable outing.
August 30, 2018
Bans on talking in movie theaters should be briefly lifted for anyone who can't resist shouting "Go, Poppet!" on test days. Which should be almost everyone.
August 28, 2018
It would be a surprise if Pick of the Litter doesn't win over most viewers.
May 16, 2018
"Pick of the Litter" is earnest and heartwarming, filled with adorable camera-licking and tight closeups of beseeching doggy eyes.
April 17, 2018
Though not particularly inspired in packaging or storytelling, this solidly crafted item is guaranteed to appeal to mutt-lovers...
January 24, 2018
Nachman and Hardy have produced another winning and relatable doc combining emotive storytelling with concisely focused filmmaking that's sure to charm viewers well beyond a sizable audience of dog lovers.