Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

PhotobucketPhotobucketAffectionate tale about the strong bond between a dog and his master.  This warm hearted drama is well acted, has a pretty score and beautiful cinematography, much of it from the dog’s point of view.  Several tender moments quietly illustrate how devoted a pet can be.  Sadly that’s a pretty flimsy excuse to sustain a feature length film.  In The U.S. the movie went direct to video and in fact, this sentimental drama would have played better as a hour long TV show.  This  greeting card will give warm fuzzies to dog lovers everywhere, but ultimately the story is just too slight.  Director Lasse Hallström and actor Richard Gere also worked together 3 years earlier in The Hoax.

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4 Responses to “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”

  1. Looks boring as all hell. But I trust your judgment, so I guess it’s not that bad.

    • One’s enjoyment of the film is directly related to how much enjoyment you can get watching a very cute dog be a cute dog for 90 minutes. I gave it 3 stars. If you require more excitement, you may be disappointed.

  2. Being a dog lover, I’m a sucker for these types of movies. I place myself in these situations and feel the emotions displayed on the screen. This movie didn’t have a lot of excitement, but I really enjoyed the calm simplicity of it.

  3. Kathy Ailand Says:

    I loved it had a good cry and its a true story. My Sister in law use to meet her friends at that statue.

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