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  • Shannon is flawless. show more

  • It may sound as if first-time director White is having his fun at the expense of introverted, asocial people who prefer the company of cats and dogs and gravitate toward animal-rights activism because the very idea of dealing with human problems requires an empathy they can't muster. But empathy is exactly what makes the film work. show more

  • Overall, Year of the Dog evinces an appealing sentimentality without being maudlin or only puppy-dog cute. show more

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