Pick of the Litter (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Pick of the Litter (2018)



Critic Consensus: Pick of the Litter has all the fluffy adorableness audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that's as edifying as it is heartwarming.

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PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

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Critic Reviews for Pick of the Litter

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (23)

Though it could benefit from more context and history of guide dogs and a little less walk footage, the film offers compelling insight into a process most know little about-and whether they make the cut or not, there's a happy ending for every dog.

March 3, 2020 | Full Review…

In a tussle between the appeal of the subject and the plodding banality of the approach, the pups are ultimately the losers.

May 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Yes, the structural constraints and the emotional rhythms of reality TV competition shows are all over this, but it's mostly irresistible.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The dogs' personalities, highlighted by a handy name-tag graphic every time each one gets a segment, bound and yap off the screen.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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This is exactly the movie we need right now.

January 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Viewers of all ages with a fondness for puppies will find it hard to resist.

January 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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