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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
"If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye, then you're a robot with cross-wired circuitry."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"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
"...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
"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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