Hachiko: A Dog's Story

2010-04-16 09:26
 
Hachiko: A Dog's Story

What it's about:

Born out of real-life events, Hachiko: A Dog's Story tells the tale of Hachiko, a faithful dog who would walk his owner to and from the train station every day. But when the man unexpectedly dies, Hachiko continues his daily routine of waiting for his master at the train station for the next nine years, becoming a fixture in the community.

What the critics thought:

"Lasse Hallstrom dishes up more classy mediocrity with this brazenly uncomplicated treat for dog lovers."
- Cath Clarke, Guardian [UK]


"Not a dry eye in the house - but not irritating schmaltz either."
- Kim Newman, Empire Magazine


"Hachiko: A Dog's Tale is pretty pointless, and the director, Lasse Hallstrom, who made his name with the remarkable Swedish movie My Life As a Dog, continues to punch below his weight with another candied slice of sweet-natured Americana."
- Philip French, Observer [UK]




A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

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