Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Based on the 1987 Japanese film Hachi-ko, as well as on a true story, Hachi: A Dog's Tale stars Richard Gere as a college professor who forms a strong and unexplainable bond with an abandoned dog he adopts. From the director of Chocolat and The Cider House Rules.

2009Rating: G93 minsUSA, UK
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Lasse Hallstrom dishes up more classy mediocrity with this brazenly uncomplicated treat for dog lovers.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Director Lasse Hallström and writer Stephen P. Lindsey are to be admired for their firm anti-"Marley & Me" stance. Their tale is simple, told through a child describing his grandfather's dog as his "hero."

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This affecting man-and-dog tale largely steers clear of mawkishness.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Not a dry eye in the house - but not irritating schmaltz either.

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