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Lassie

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Lassie (Movie - 2006)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/01/06
performer:
Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Robert Carr, Peter Dinklage
director:
Charles Sturridge
distributor:
Roadside Attractions
author:
Charles Sturridge
genre:
Kids and Family, ActionAdventure

We gave it an A-

Not many animals are more emotive than collies: those anxious eyes, the long face, that occasional humanoid smile. This is why Lassie is a legend. And Lassie, a franchise reboot more successful (to my eye) than Batman Begins, is about as good as a Lassie movie can be. Taking after the original 1940 novel, the film’s set in pre-WWII Britain, and Lassie, sold because times are tough, must travel a picaresque 500 miles to return home to little Joe (Jonathan Mason). Maybe I’m a sucker for dogs, but my eyes welled up. Twice. Woof!

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