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      A Dog of Flanders

      PG Released Aug 27, 1999 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      24% 25 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Nello (Jesse James) is a lonely orphan boy who lives in poverty with his grandfather, Jehan (Jack Warden). Like his mother before him, Nello possesses a talent for drawing and dreams of becoming a great artist. Though mostly alone, Nello forms a bond when he nurses a battered Bouvier back to health. The grateful dog, named Patrasche, quickly becomes his greatest friend. When he gets older, Nello (Jeremy James Kissner) befriends Michel (Jon Voight), an eccentric artist. Read More Read Less
      A Dog of Flanders

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      Bleak tale, terrible acting.

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      Mellow G Great, wholesome family film. More like this should be made today. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Enough spirit and the right attitude, but the rest of the essential elements of a successful movie just are not here. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member great overall story and a touching film, one of my favorites. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member a disney ending where all is not lost. the real story was much more heart-wrenching than this one... loved the adorable baby Nello. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked the beginning, but the ending half or so was a little less inspiring, somehow. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member what a movie, what an amazingly, amazingly stupid film. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 19, 2002 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 0/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Jae-Ha Kim Jae-Ha Kim This film is less about a dog than it is a tale of goodness and honesty that revolves around a sweet, orphaned boy determined to better himself. Rated: 2.5/3 Jul 27, 2023 Full Review Polly M. Robertus Common Sense Media Old-fashioned, sentimental tale of determination. Rated: 4/5 Jan 2, 2011 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com The film is one that families will enjoy discovering and experiencing together. Rated: 3/4 Nov 24, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Nello (Jesse James) is a lonely orphan boy who lives in poverty with his grandfather, Jehan (Jack Warden). Like his mother before him, Nello possesses a talent for drawing and dreams of becoming a great artist. Though mostly alone, Nello forms a bond when he nurses a battered Bouvier back to health. The grateful dog, named Patrasche, quickly becomes his greatest friend. When he gets older, Nello (Jeremy James Kissner) befriends Michel (Jon Voight), an eccentric artist.
      Director
      Kevin Brodie
      Executive Producer
      Martin J. Barab, Mark Damon, Lawrence Mortorff
      Screenwriter
      Kevin Brodie, Robert Singer
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Stonelock Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 27, 1999, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround