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Lassie (2006)



Critic Consensus: A beautifully-made retelling of the classic collie tale, one need not be a dog-lover to fall for Lassie.

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Set in 1938, a loyal collie travels more than 1,000 miles from northern Scotland to Yorkshire to return to her young friend. The dog, having been sold to a wealthy Duke because the boy's father was out of work, runs away and braves starvation and treacherous conditions to follow the pull of her heart toward the family who loves her.

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Peter O'Toole
as The Duke
Samantha Morton
as Sarah Carraclough
John Lynch
as Sam Carraclough
Jonathan Mason
as Joe Carraclough
Ken Drury
as Campbell
Edward Fox
as Hulton
Robert Hardy
as Mr. Justice Murray
Celyn Jones
as Snickers
Steve Pemberton
as Edward Hynes
Brian Pettifer
as O'Donnell
Eamonn Hunt
as Alf Patterson
Jim Roche
as Miner
Angela Thorne
as Dr. Gull
Peter Wight
as Dr. Jarrett
Gabrielle Lloyd
as Miss Branson
Paul Meade
as Policeman
Susie Lamb
as Martha
Alec Heggie
as Truck Driver
Finlay Welsh
as Scottish Policeman
Dermot Ward
as Court Usher
Alan Stanford
as Defence Barrister
David Parnell
as Sergeant of the Court
Ian Mercer
as Yorkshire Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Lassie

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (32)

Dog and movie lovers, take note: Lassie has come home.

December 26, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4

It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era.

December 26, 2006 | Full Review…

Knows that kids live in a grown-up world, that they are not isolated from such realities as unemployment or war, and can relate to the problems of adult characters as well as those of children and animals.

September 8, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I think just one of the best family films of the year.

September 5, 2006

...The collie that became a star back in 1943 can still make you cry and cheer in the all-new Lassie.

September 2, 2006 | Rating: B+

Lassie proves to be top dog in her latest feature film.

September 2, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Lassie

It's well constructed and all but very much lacking the emotional depth I was expecting and hoping for. This was an unnecessary remake to begin with so it doesn't really have any real reason to exist. It also doesn't add anything new to the mix that the original already did and isn't as engaging or ambitous. There are a lot of good moments in the film and it's certainly not a bad one but it's not that amazing either. But hey dog lovers are going to love it and fans of the original will. But only because it's the same movie.

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It was a splendid two hours of my life! I got choked up at the sad part and choked up at the joyful part. It was such a well-crafted masterpiece. Probably the best Lassie film I've seen.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic]"Lassie" takes place in 1939 in Yorkshire, England where following his noticing the collie Lassie during a very wild fox hunt, a duke(Peter O'Toole) offers to buy the dog from a miner, Sam Carraclough(John Lynch), and his wife, Sarah(Samantha Morton), but the dog is not for sale because of her strong attachment to their son, Joe(Jonathan Mason). But that changes after the mine closes and the family badly needs the money. Lassie has other ideas, making three escape attempts from the duke before being returned each time. Now, she is set to accompany the duke and his granddaughter, Cilla(Hester Odgers), several hundred miles to Scotland...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Lassie" is an old fashioned and entertaining movie with a very good cast, the juvenile actors being especially impressive. Cameos from two of Scotland's national treasures and shots of the beautiful countryside do not hurt, either.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]At the beginning of the film, there is a sense of class consciousness.(You cannot buy the love of a dog or anyone else for that matter which is a maxim the duke ignores.) Then, it gives way to the necessity of kindness and generosity in times of war.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]And what is it with Peter Dinklage and dogs lately?[/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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