Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Helena Bonham Carter and Gérard Depardieu lend their voices to this CGI family adventure about the real-life Boston Terrier who became a World War One hero.

With WWI looming, Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), a young army private, adopts a stray, stump-tailed terrier. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history, with French soldier Gaston Baptiste (Depardieu) accompanying them along their epic journey, through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

2018Rating: PG, Medium level violence84 minsIreland, UK, France, Canada, USA
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero / Reviews

Variety

Variety

[T]he film is sufficiently intelligent and entertaining to engage most grown-ups and, no kidding, fascinate history buffs.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Who among us can deny a good tale of man's best friend?

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The Times

The Times

Delivered by rudimentary computer animation... Still, the central conceit is compelling.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The director, Richard Lanni, whose biography also cites work as a battlefield tour guide, manages a fair amount of wit, particularly with a postcard montage of Stubby's first trip to Paris.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Hats off to the chutzpah of the filmmakers behind this thoughtful if somewhat plodding effort, which will appeal largely to young (or young-at-heart) dog lovers cum budding war historians - not exactly a massive demographic.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The well-assembled period piece could...appeal to children old enough to grasp its themes, while serving as a valuable educational tool to teach them about a war that ended nearly a century ago.

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