Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

Based on the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari, as well as on a true story, Hachi: A Dog's Tale stars Richard Gere as a college professor who finds an abandoned dog and takes the poor lost animal in. The film follows the two as the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alissa Simon

Pic's main problem is that its human story lacks drama; Hachi's the central attraction.

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Joly Herman
Common Sense Media

Dramatic story of a dog's devotion is emotionally intense.

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Robbie Collin
News of the World

This is the film equivalent of Nice biscuits, or snow globes, or N-Dubz. You're vaguely aware that they exist but you don't know anyone who actually likes them.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Sensitively directed and rarely over-sentimental, this touching parable will likely ravish the emotions of dog lovers.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

An unapologetic tear-jerker. You might resent being emotionally manipulated by this film, but I challenge even the most hard-hearted moviegoer not to spill some saltwater while watching it.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Itâ(TM)s an extraordinary and touching story but told with too beady an eye on the box-office for comfort - even if youâ(TM)re a doggy person.

Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Even the manliest moviegoer likes to have a good cry from time to time.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An immensely appealing drama about the extraordinary love and devotion of a dog for his beloved human companion.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

A simple, old-fashioned heartwarmer that all the family can enjoy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Actually better than I expected. I don't really like Richard Gere, and Joan Allen's pillow face was distracting, but the dog is a real star and… More
Mike S
Very sad and touching story. It makes me proud to be a Swede whenever Lasse Hallström makes a movie of such beauty and high quality. But it's not just the… More
Bruce Bruce
A great family film but real tear jerker. If your a animal lover or have a dog you will cry your eyes out on this movie. About a dog who is faithful to his… More
familiar stranger
I feared it would be just a simple story about a dog's love & loyalty towards his master, only stretched dramatically. However, when I read too many… More
Dean McKenna
This wonderful family film is one of the most treasured and heartwarming true stories ever told. In this story grows deeper, a beautiful friendship of a dog and… More
Roy Gutteridge
An immensely appealing drama about the extraordinary love and devotion of a dog for his beloved human companion. ...a warm and winning family movie about a… More