88

Slant Magazine

The exquisite live-action Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog may be the family film of the year.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What sets this film above so many movies about animals is that it's about a dog who is realistic in every aspect.
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70

The New York Times

Therein lies the essence of this simple, bluntly effective movie. Its principal selling point - the supreme watchability of dogs, especially working dogs - is undeniably powerful.
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70

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
When isn't it a good time to show a movie tracing the development of a kind, charismatic yellow Labrador retriever from frolicsome puppy to devoted seeing-eye companion to weary senior?
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Yoichi Sai's movie may be a bit tough for young viewers, but it is gentle and illuminating.
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60

Time Out New York

The real star is Rafie, the golden pup that plays Quill; dogs can be taught to sit or lie down, but they can't fake the sort of connection he makes with the people around him.
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Puppy appeal nudges past some dramatic deficiencies -- if just by a nose.
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42

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
The rigors of identifying and training companion dogs are fascinating, but they would fit more comfortably in a non-fiction format, where nobody has to play pretend. As it stands, the dog is the only creature who acts naturally.
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60 out of 100
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