Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero opens a vibrantly animated window into history with the surprisingly true -- and poignant -- tale of a distinguished canine combat veteran.

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The incredible true story of a stray dog who became a hero of the First World War. For his keen instincts and fierce loyalty, Stubby is still recognized today as the most decorated canine in American history and the first promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

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Helena Bonham Carter
as Margaret Conroy
Gérard Depardieu
as Gaston Baptiste
Logan Lerman
as Robert Conroy
Jim Pharr
as Hans Schroeder / Col. Ty / Medic

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  • Delivered by rudimentary computer animation... Still, the central conceit is compelling.

    Aug 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Hats off to the chutzpah of the filmmakers behind this thoughtful if somewhat plodding effort, which will appeal largely to young (or young-at-heart) dog lovers cum budding war historians - not exactly a massive demographic.

    Aug 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • I'm glad to report that I not only saw the tale of a soldier and his loyal pooch through to the end; at one point, I used a shirt cuff to blot away the wet eyes.

    Apr 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • By the moment when George S. Patton shows up and perches a proud Stubby atop his tank as the battle draws to a close, I had long surrendered.

    Apr 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • At 75 minutes, the resulting feature is the definition of slight, but just winsome and optimistic enough to justify itself.

    Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

    Inkoo Kang

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • [T]he film is sufficiently intelligent and entertaining to engage most grown-ups and, no kidding, fascinate history buffs.

    Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic

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