A Dog's Journey

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  • A Dog's Journey is as sentimental as one might expect, but even cynical viewers may find their ability to resist shedding a tear stretched to the puppermost limit.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    What if dogs really aren't this annoying when we get to hear inside their head? What if they're actually very smart or lovely?
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    If there are to be more sequels, I'm hoping that future Baileys cut the chat and hark back to a time when heroism trumped cuteness and movie dogs left the punchlines to the human members of the cast.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    This is the type of movie where all characters are either "good" or "bad," nothing in between, and the only emotions are "happy" and "sad." It's as if it was written from the emotional mindset of a dog.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    It's about halfway through the film when one realizes how much deeper Mancuso and team are going with this dog's journey... It's about how dogs can fill the hole in your heart that a person might leave.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    Is A Dog's Journey one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest?
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    I enjoyed the film, as many will, in a split-brain way that goes to the essence of fantasy -- half-believing what I wanted to be true, embracing the emotional manipulation whenever possible.
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    Doris ToumarkineFilmDINGHY.com
    A truly high-quality production that smartly pays attention to pacing, performances, cinematography, score, messages and...[it] authentically pays off.
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    Jonah KoslofskyThe Spool
    Even with a relatively merciful runtime of a hundred minutes, A Dog's Journey still manages to wear out its welcome before the credits roll.
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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    This shaggy dog sequel scratches all the designated spots.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I went into it feeling a bit low and came out of it feeling a bit better. It's a reminder that sometimes there's a beauty in just going along with ordinary life, which is short, even more so for dogs.
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