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  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    Mason and Odgers are charming young performers with cheeks that shade of pink generally found only in picture books or among English school children. That color goes perfectly here. There is an unabashed old-fashioned quality to the story-telling, not quaint, not fusty, but very much of another era -- and what a relief that is. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    With a respectfully committed cast, gorgeous scenery and two sad-eyed leads that will break your heart (the kid and the dog are equally adorable), this is clearly not your typical family film. Which will make it that much more appealing to every member of your family. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A heartwarming and moving adventure that does excellent justice to the classic character. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The new Lassie is faithful to Knight's story, capturing its sweep, Dickensian social contrasts and high emotion. All that is enhanced by a splendid cast. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up. show more

  • 75
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    The young actors are charming, O'Toole commands every scene he's in, the scenery is lush, and the animals are gorgeous. show more

  • 100
    Christian Science Monitor

    When class conflict stirs the viewer's attention as much as a canine hero's homecoming, it's clear that this isn't the usual (read: mindless) family entertainment. show more

  • 91
    Entertainment Weekly

    About as good as a Lassie movie can be. show more

  • 83
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    This latest remake goes back to the spirit and letter of Eric Knight's 1940 novel. show more

  • 90
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    It's a welcome throwback to the carefully crafted family films of the studio era. The scenery is lovely, and the cast is entirely worthy of the enterprise (including the regal and athletic star). show more

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