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Hachi: A Dog's Tale

HD   G Closed Captioning

Lasse Hallström

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About the Movie

A college professor takes in a dog he finds abandoned, and both find their lives changed forever as they form an unbreakable bond. Based on the true story of Hachiko, an Akita dog in 1920s Japan remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his master.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 26
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even the manliest moviegoer likes to have a good cry from time to time. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Apr 17, 2012

Fresh: Pic's main problem is that its human story lacks drama; Hachi's the central attraction. – Alissa Simon, Variety, Apr 17, 2012

Rotten: Bland beyond endurance. – Anthony Quinn, Independent (UK), Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Sensitively directed and rarely over-sentimental, this touching parable will likely ravish the emotions of dog lovers. – Derek Adams, Time Out, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

I love this movie

This is a great movie. I cried my eyes out (because I'm a softie like that). I never read the book or heard of the story about Hachiko, but I'm glad that I finally have.

I was a little hesitant at first, because I thought this movie would be a typical kids' movie about a dog who talks or something, until I saw the preview. Then I took a chance and just bought it. I was pleasantly surprised and don't regret my purchase.

It looks like this movie isn't available for rent, so that's unfortunate...but I do think it would be worth buying if you decide to.

Highly recommend this movie.

Will tear at your heart

If you are a dog lover, this movie will both touch you and tear at your heart. I rarely get misty eyed, but this one did it big time. Still, a warm story and an amazing dog. I cannot forget Hachiko- ever. Guess it points out what "God" is spelled backwards.

A must see film that challenges the spirit

A simple act of kindness becomes an amazing act over time and tests the spirt which brings me to
tears. This is a never to be forgotten story. Its best to just watch first then look up all the amazing facts later if you do not already know the story. Be prepared to laugh , cry, and smile inside. 5*****s all around worth the every penny~

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