• Megan Leavey (2017)

Megan Leavey

Release Date: June 9th, 2017

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

The true life story of Megan Leavey, a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with a military combat dog saved many lives during her deployment in Iraq. Assigned to clean up the K-9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey starts to identify with Rex, a particularly aggressive dog that she trains. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions until an improvised explosive device injures both, putting their fates in jeopardy.

Cast: Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Damson Idris, Bradley Whitford, Common , Geraldine James

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Genres: Drama , War , Biography

Production Co: Liddell Entertainment

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Inspiring, Emotional, Intense, Sacrifice, 2010s, Engaging, Doctor, Mother, Love, Quest, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60

    Unless you’re coming to the material with the experience of, say, Steven Spielberg, “violent war biopic” and “inspirational animal drama” are a tricky combo. So while it’s perhaps no surprise that director Gabriela Cowperthwaite struggles to weave these disparate threads together in Megan Leavey, she ultimately does her heroes — both of them — proud. show more

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Kate Mara delivers one of the best performances of her career in the title role. show more

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Bringing their real-life story to the screen, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite has made a movie about soldiers that's not, strictly speaking, a war film. She's made a love story, one that's all the more heartstring-tugging for its cogent restraint. show more

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