A Dog of Flanders
A Dog of Flanders (1999)

The fifth film version of the classic 19th century children's tale by Ouida (aka Marie-Louise de la Ramée), A Dog of Flanders tells the story of young Nello (Jesse James), a boy growing up with his grandfather Jehan (Jack Warden) after… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 7, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Consensus: Bleak tale, terrible acting.

Polly M. Robertus
Common Sense Media

Old-fashioned, sentimental tale of determination.

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Blake French

enough spirit and the right attitude, but the rest of the essential elements of a successful movie just are not here.

Michael Dequina

The film is one that families will enjoy discovering and experiencing together.

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Steve Rhodes
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One is tempted on such a promising but cliched movie to reduce it to a one-phrase review. The one for this picture would be: Needs more dog.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Horrible adaptation of a wonderful story. Rent the anime version, instead.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Step into the darkened theater and the familiar smell may not hit you immediately. Watch your step, though, because A Dog of Flanders is nothing but cinematic doggy poo.

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