Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2012)

Based on a true story, Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog is the sweet tale of a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. We follow Quill from the litter to his selection as a guide dog shortly after his first birthday.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

It's surprisingly unsentimental in its depiction of people with disabilities, and the scenes of guide-dog training are informative.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Yoichi Sai's movie may be a bit tough for young viewers, but it is gentle and illuminating.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Charming subtitled drama shows healing power of dogs.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Its principal selling point - the supreme watchability of dogs, especially working dogs - is undeniably powerful.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Save for the tearful goodbye scenes, the only real drama in Quill is that Kobayashi is a little cranky at first and believe he's doing just fine with a cane.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Quill is a drama that feels like a documentary . . . or vice versa. And that makes it kind of a strange animal.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's a wonderful film, though, which is - oddly - only now getting a very limited release, eight years after its Japanese debut.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What sets this film above so many movies about animals is that it's about a dog who is realistic in every aspect.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

The exquisite live-action Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog may be the family film of the year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Ian Walker
An absolutely lovely film that is more realistic than sentimental when compared to other films like this. I actually found that the film was also informative… More
Leo L
This film was absolutely adorable! I have to admit that my knowledge of guide dogs and what they endure in training is slightly limited, but I have such a… More
Anthony Valletta
Not just a cute puppy movie. Follows the life of a seeing eye dog from beginning to end. Funny, touching and worthy of any movie collection

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