Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey (2017)

MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 9, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2017
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Megan Leavey honors its real-life subjects with a sensitive, uplifting drama whose honest emotion more than makes up for its mild approach to the story.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Kate Mara is raw and riveting in the title role, a marine who ends up in combat in Iraq with a bomb-sniffing German shepherd. It's a true story that earns your tears.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

If you're looking for a good cry, Megan Leavey gets the job done, I suppose. But it's a bit like a wet kiss from a puppy.

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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

Megan Leavey may not be the deepest movie you'll see this year, but it definitely shows that animals can play a major role in making people more human.

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Bob Mondello
NPR

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's spare handheld camera work comes into its own once the canine teams are out in the field.

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Johanna Schneller
Globe and Mail

The film - the feature directorial debut for Gabriela Cowperthwaite, whose orcas-in-peril documentary, Blackfish, struck a nerve - treats the handler/dog relationship with respect, not cheap sensationalism.

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Martha K. Baker
KDHX (St. Louis)

Gabriela Cowperthwaite has directed a heartfelt memorial to women and dog soldiers.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"Megan Leavey" isn't a big, or particularly surprising picture; it sketches out a simple story and then, reliably delivers.

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Thelma Adams
New York Observer

With a female-directed, female-driven film this small, criticizing it feels like beating a baby seal. While well intentioned, the human-and-dog interest story lacks narrative drive and star Kate Mara is a limp noodle.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
St. Anthony Messenger

Straightforward and deeply moving.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
True stories have been present as long as fictional stories, but as Hollywood begins its trend of remakes lately, it seems that most of the original content is… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
This is a great true story, fine acting by Kate Mara and Common. This is a rare film that can balance quiet drama and in your face action well. Heart warming… More