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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)



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Based on the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari, as well as on a true story, Hachi: A Dog's Tale stars Richard Gere as a college professor who finds an abandoned dog and takes the poor lost animal in. The film follows the two as the man and animal soon form a strong and unexplainable bond. Joan Allen co-stars in the Inferno Entertainment production. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

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Richard Gere
as Parker Wilson
Joan Allen
as Cate Wilson
Sarah Roemer
as Andy Wilson
Erick Avari
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Critic Reviews for Hachi: A Dog's Tale

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

Pic's main problem is that its human story lacks drama; Hachi's the central attraction.

April 29, 2010 | Full Review…
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This is the film equivalent of Nice biscuits, or snow globes, or N-Dubz. You're vaguely aware that they exist but you don't know anyone who actually likes them.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Itâ(TM)s an extraordinary and touching story but told with too beady an eye on the box-office for comfort - even if youâ(TM)re a doggy person.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

Bland beyond endurance.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This is mutt mush, pure and simple-minded, for those in the mood.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Lasse Hallstrom dishes up more classy mediocrity with this brazenly uncomplicated treat for dog lovers.

March 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Actually better than I expected. I don't really like Richard Gere, and Joan Allen's pillow face was distracting, but the dog is a real star and directed in a way that made you see through his eyes. Was very sad at the end, though.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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A great family film but real tear jerker. If your a animal lover or have a dog you will cry your eyes out on this movie. About a dog who is faithful to his master even after his death. A must see, no tissues, you will need paper towels. 5 Stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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This wonderful family film is one of the most treasured and heartwarming true stories ever told. In this story grows deeper, a beautiful friendship of a dog and his master unfolds embodying the true spirt of family and loyalty, while inspiring the hearts of an entire town. Beautifully shot and edited. At the end of the movie, I was in tears absolutely broken down crying my eyes out because I really love dogs. Richard Gere makes fantastic performance, he bonds really well with the dog and it never feel like watching an actor at all - it genuinely seems to be a movie with his own dog! This film generally adheres to the actual true story of a golden brown Akita dog in Japan in 1924. Highly recommendation! Remade of Japanese's 1987 movie, Hachiko Monogatari (aka The Tale of Hachiko).

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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