Ken Tucker
December 07, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

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-

EW PICK

2006’s Lassie, a gorgeous-looking, unsentimental retelling of the valiant collie’s bravery, features a delicate performance by sweet-faced Jonathan Mason as the quiet British lad who loves Lassie and loses her. As Lassie makes her way back from Scotland to Yorkshire, she encounters Peter Dinklage as a canny carny and Peter O’Toole as a grumpy but kindhearted grandee.

EXTRAS
No commentary, but in a featurette, director Charles Sturridge and the film’s young costars are charmingly frank about the challenges of working with animals.

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