Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog Synopsis
A blind man is initially reluctant to rely on his new guide dog, a Labrador retriever named Quill.
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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,...
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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...
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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

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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...
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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...
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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Charming subtitled drama shows healing power of dogs.
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