Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Dramatic story of a dog's devotion is emotionally intense.

G 2010 93 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 39 reviews

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age 7+

Once and done!

I watched this movie once years ago, and I will never see it again. It was boring, I did not like the style in which it was made, and it was a little too dramatic and heartfelt. It is a sad story that drags, and despite the positive messages and role models relating to the perspective and treatment of a young dog throughout the film, I suggest either watching it once or not wasting your time on it at all. However, this film is after all rated G and is therefore safe for kids.

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age 7+

Wonderful, emotional, full of meaning

This was such a beautiful film. It was very emotional, yes, but the overall message it sends is one that I think children and adults alike should hear. My daughter (9) cried tears of emotion at a couple of points because the story of Hachi and his loyalty to his owner is so touching. We were all shedding tears at the end but this allowed us to reflect upon the meanings of loyalty, human, love, and relationships at the end.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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