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
DramaKids & Family

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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."

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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."

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0

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