100

Christian Science Monitor

When class conflict stirs the viewer's attention as much as a canine hero's homecoming, it's clear that this isn't the usual (read: mindless) family entertainment.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

About as good as a Lassie movie can be.
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90

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era. The scenery is lovely, and the cast is entirely worthy of the enterprise (including the regal and athletic star).
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A heartwarming and moving adventure that does excellent justice to the classic character.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The new Lassie is faithful to Knight's story, capturing its sweep, Dickensian social contrasts and high emotion. All that is enhanced by a splendid cast.
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83

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
This latest remake goes back to the spirit and letter of Eric Knight's 1940 novel.
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80

Wall Street Journal

Mason and Odgers are charming young performers with cheeks that shade of pink generally found only in picture books or among English school children. That color goes perfectly here. There is an unabashed old-fashioned quality to the story-telling, not quaint, not fusty, but very much of another era -- and what a relief that is.
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75

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
The young actors are charming, O'Toole commands every scene he's in, the scenery is lush, and the animals are gorgeous.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
With a respectfully committed cast, gorgeous scenery and two sad-eyed leads that will break your heart (the kid and the dog are equally adorable), this is clearly not your typical family film. Which will make it that much more appealing to every member of your family.
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84 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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