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Everyone's favorite collie returns to the screen -- and to her native home back in Britain -- in director Charles Sturridge's faithful adaptation of author Eric Knight's sentimental kid and canine novel Lassie Come Home. When Lassie saves a fox from the hunting hounds of the duke of Rudling (Peter O'Toole), the captivated nobleman becomes obsessed with the idea of purchasing the collie for his adoring granddaughter Cilla (Hester Odgers). Unfortunately for Rudling, the pooch already has a loving family in the form of kindly miner Sam Carraclough (John Lynch), his wife, Sarah… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dog and movie lovers, take note: Lassie has come home."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Lassie proves to be top dog in her latest feature film."
‑ Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
"Schmaltzy return for classic cinema canine."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"An ode to the beleaguered people who face hardships, physical and emotional, with hopeful optimism."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Knows that kids live in a grown-up world, that they are not isolated from such realities as unemployment or war, and can relate to the problems of adult characters as well as those of children and animals."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"...The collie that became a star back in 1943 can still make you cry and cheer in the all-new Lassie."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"This story of a boy and his dog comes home to its roots in Yorkshire with a beautifully sensitive and traditional rendering. Using the original 1938 short story as its source, writer & director Charles Sturridge %u2013 best known for his superb work on Br"
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"A sweetly old-fashioned, tail-wagging charmer of a family film."
‑ Timothy Knight,
" utterly beguiling success."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"I think just one of the best family films of the year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It's such a relief to settle into a film that lets dogs be dogs, children be children, and old-fashioned movies be old-fashioned movies."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Writer/director Charles Sturridge adapts the heart-warming story with strict attention to its modest emotional underpinnings of family, devotion, and a beautiful collie."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Lassie déjà vu filmed in the magnificent British Isles with more than enough animal stampedes to enthrall an entire theatre of ten year olds, and their parents."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Terrific performances by those with fur and without."
‑ Rebecca Murray,
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