Hachiko: A Dog's Story Comments

Hachiko: A Dog's Story


Genre :

Drama, Family

Release Date :

March 09, 2010 (DVD)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Lasse Hallstrom

Starring :

Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Erick Avari, Davenia McFadden

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cried to death.. :'( very touching story.. emotional dog lovers get ready for your hankies..

posted by jenmill on Mar 04, 2015 02:13:27

Nice Movie....

posted by Hachi on Dec 13, 2013 08:52:57

so amazing!!!!very good movie!!makes me cry!

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posted by 21 on Mar 04, 2013 03:46:52

hachi, hachi I am really missing you

posted by Hachiko on May 27, 2012 02:20:36

Every one in this world must watch this movie I cried for the first time in my life when i watched this movie

posted by Hachiko Druva on Mar 11, 2012 12:23:34

This movie not just simply made me cry, it made me realize how importance love and loyalty is. It's my favorite story now. I can't move on. It was s inspiring and admiring knowing that it really happened in real life. I wish I could also have my Hachi. :) Ilovehim. I love you Hachi!

posted by Ruby on Feb 24, 2012 10:28:03

dwayne bonello i love this movie too much and i love the sory he has in this movie and richard gere is my favorate actor and i hate pretty mowen of richard gere and julia roberts but this movie i love it and i gonna give 5stars!

posted by dwayne bonello on Jan 14, 2012 05:05:23

awesome tragic story when i watch dis movie my eyes are swim on my own tears.

posted by Saroj G Tandukar on Jan 08, 2012 12:10:20

such a heart touching movie must see again nd again

posted by PVR on Oct 29, 2011 01:35:53

I looked like a raccoon after watching this movie as my mascara ran from sobbing and crying. This movie is a must see!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!

posted by JoAnn on May 30, 2011 03:02:54

wow..i really like this movie..i encourage some of my friends to watch this film because it is really a must see movie..

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posted by ramin on Apr 08, 2011 03:59:07

i watched movie and at the end i cried for 2 hrs when i get to know that this is a true story.i luv u hatchi.

posted by deepika on Apr 07, 2011 07:19:57

I watched the trailer and i couldn't wait to see the movie. I love hatchi since i read the movie story in a magazine.. This is a one of a kind movie. It makes me sad and happy.. ):

posted by Stitch on Mar 12, 2011 06:15:13

crying till start to end

posted by nil on Mar 02, 2011 03:30:24

Hachiko is my hero.He is also a cute and clever dog!

posted by hachiko on Feb 18, 2011 01:07:29

this is the kind of movie that everyone should watch.i was amaze by the dog's ability to act. we all know how hard it was to train a dog.. so brava to the dog's trainer!

posted by jackie on Feb 17, 2011 08:00:50

Really wonderful true story...Can some one translate what the jappanesse guy said to hatchi?(US Version)..thanks in advance

posted by Francis D on Feb 13, 2011 06:53:30

i like it... i love it...i adore it....so much... there are a bit different story between the japanesse version and the US version... but the story is still the best...

posted by Machell on Feb 12, 2011 04:59:52

The best film I have ever seen and I am 51 years old.

posted by Helen M on Feb 05, 2011 05:55:45

Heartwrenching....Such an excellent movie...A melancholy...Love u lotssss HACHI.....

posted by FS on Feb 02, 2011 11:50:58

i love the movie.

posted by pk on Jan 31, 2011 02:58:08

excellent movie ever i seen.hachiko my hero...

posted by pearl on Jan 31, 2011 02:35:30

Dwayne bonello i really this movie it's wonderful story adut hachiko i love the actor richard gere and this movie so awsome and at the end i just cried!

posted by Dwayjne bonello on Jan 18, 2011 07:33:51

I just lost my pet after 18 yrs. I watched this movie and it just brought back so many memories. I will watch it over and over. But, does anyone know what the Japanese man said to Hachiko at the train station?

posted by Hachiko: A Dog\'s St on Jan 18, 2011 02:44:02

I love this movie. heart wrenching,but wonderful.

posted by hachiko on Nov 03, 2010 03:13:05

the most wonderfull true story i ever see i cried all the time. when i woke up in the morning i cried i had amicrania. love you hachicko you where a great dog xxxxx :-(

posted by Deandra^MALTA on Oct 26, 2010 08:32:10

The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.

posted by qq on Oct 22, 2010 09:56:01

this is a very touching movie from any animal stories i have ever watched.

posted by qq on Oct 22, 2010 09:46:42

I have been a professional police dog handler for 25 years, and this movie brought me to my knees. I have seen many working dogs lost over the years, but this theme hit me hard right where I live. I recently had to retire my four-legged partner of 10 years and begin working a younger dog. My retiree sits everyday in the same spot in my front yard waiting for me to return. You just can't imagine the feeling when I round the corner and we see each other - you just can't make this stuff up - the miracle of a bond. If only everyone could experience this I think it would be a much better world. Long Live Hachi !!!!

posted by canineone on Oct 05, 2010 06:19:27

After watching this movie, I wasn't sad... I was in mourning. I wanted to help Hachi. What an unbelieveable place I was in, unable to comfort or help Hachi.......

posted by Hachiko on Oct 04, 2010 07:58:22

Absolutely loved it! Cried a lot...

posted by Hachi: A Dog\'s Tal on Sep 30, 2010 10:07:52

kalau aq punya anjing sprti itu aq bkl manjain dia ???

posted by novita on Sep 21, 2010 11:46:14

love this film its the best.. i was wondering wot dog to get now i no wot i want!!! i was blessed by this film ....it touched my heart!!!!!!!!!

posted by lulu on Sep 15, 2010 04:36:06

nice movie.

posted by naveen on Aug 27, 2010 08:31:45

i love this movie so much..as well as hatchi,,given a chance i will watch this over and over again...so touching...it broke my heart!!!i love you hachiko!

posted by tsinito04 on Aug 25, 2010 01:47:19

The scene near the end, with Joan Allen hugging the old Hachi, with such care, made me cry. A very nice, well done movie. B++. I watched it 3 times in one day, and I had tears off n on. I just lost my dog, so it hit a cord with me; we bonded. I can only hope, the USA could really care about its people, the way this dog did for its master. If you are a dog lover, this is another movie to see, just keep the tissues near by.

posted by MAB on Aug 15, 2010 06:34:43

This was without a doubt the most beautiful, inspiring and heartwarming movie I have ever watched..There are not enough words to describe what a profound effect this story about hachi has had on me. I have never cried while watching a movie but with hachi I couldnt stop crying. I have already told all my other animal loving friends to watch this movie that I know one will never forget. It has inspired me to want to be a better human being. I highly recommend the story of hachi to everyone.

posted by kerissa on Jul 19, 2010 04:51:44

Got tissue? Alright go ahead and watch it. A "must watch movie". Modern society definitely need to learn from HACHI.

posted by kelza832, Bhutan on Jul 06, 2010 03:42:40

one of the best movie I ever saw.The story stayed w/me everyday...it made me cry like a child.I feel heartbroken. simple but full of lesson. If given a chance I would watch this movie over and over again.

posted by prosy on May 31, 2010 12:24:39

i was crying throughout the whole movie.whenever i watch the i cant stop crying.i madly loved the movie.i love u.................hachiko

posted by sarah,bangladesh on May 31, 2010 08:15:44

i love the movie,this is one of the best movie i have ever seen.while watching the movie i cried all the time.i wish i had a hachiko.i love u hachi

posted by sarah on May 31, 2010 08:08:56

it's one of the best movie i have ever seen.....it's really hard to believe that this a true story ...but i do believe....cos it made me cry....made my heart sink....i wish i had hachiko..with me

posted by caleb samuel on May 19, 2010 05:03:18

I have been watching the Japanese version on Ytube. Sad that it wasn't released in the US, but the American remake is faithful to the story. The interaction between the humans and the dogs were wonderful. My husband and I own Shiba Inus which were used in the film to play the puppy parts. I have purchased three copies of the DVD and have them all loaned at present. I love this film, but would like to see an English version of the Japanese version released. The ending in the Japanese version is beautiful. Even children can enjoy this film, they just need to have all of the nuances of love, loyalty, etc. explained to them. Everyone I have loaned the movie to has enjoyed it as much as I have. I will probably buy a few more copies to share with friends.

posted by Madonna on May 18, 2010 11:39:01

Really good, even for a hollywood makeover!

posted by Herman on May 15, 2010 03:57:59

Love this film ... soo much .. inspirational ... emotional ... wonderful story ...

posted by Erick Carlos on May 11, 2010 02:52:36

Awesome..if only humans were 1/2 as loyal.....great story!!! Have ur tissues handy.

posted by rudy sunkle on May 08, 2010 09:13:47

it was a wonderful story it pulls on ur heart strings.

posted by candi on May 07, 2010 08:01:15

love this movie...!!

posted by Ayu on May 06, 2010 02:09:04

Good movie... Recommended for every one very heart touching

posted by tihnce on Apr 28, 2010 11:01:49

Never cried so much on a film before. My husband now wants another dog!!!! Fantastic film but don't think I could watch again as far too heart wrenching.

posted by Leanneban on Apr 28, 2010 03:52:25

its the first film that made me cry ever ='[

posted by alt on Apr 27, 2010 03:40:52

i love this movie and cant wait for the dvd to come out! would recommend it but it is the sadest movie i have seen! its brilliant thoo!!

posted by H on Apr 25, 2010 01:13:56

It wasnt really the actors who brought this movie to life. it was hachi. I once read from Reader's digest a story similar to this. The point is, we people could learn a lesson here from the dogs: no matter what, our dogs will rermain loyal, true and loving to us. I got 4 jap spitz, and they are so affectionate. I keep wondering: who's human and who is a lower form animal? I therefore leave this question to everyone: hy cant we love each other like dogs? I appreciate my "babies" more after seeing this film. I love yah girls!

posted by ria on Apr 12, 2010 06:35:06

As a student filmmaker and one who used to own an akita (mine passed away last year due to old age) I just HAD to buy this film when i found it at the mall in a DVD/music store. this film is excellent! I have shown this DVD to my family and friends and every time I see the shot of Joan Allen hugging the old Hachi, that scene just about kills me! (I tell myself I won't cry every time I see that scene but I do) so sad but sweet - and that is what good filmmaking is all about--hitting an emotional cord with the audience :) this film stayed with me long after I saw it and even though it made me miss my little akita very painfully, it also made me laugh watching it, as the mannerisms Hachi showed were exactly like my dog was like (doesn't like or will fetch balls!) a wonderful wonderful film!!!

posted by Akita on Apr 09, 2010 08:06:49

Cant believe it's a true story.. Hachiko, you touch everyone's heart.. The adaptation could make a river of tears, cant imagine the real story when it was in 1925s :(( we should learn from Hachiko.

posted by Dul on Apr 05, 2010 04:53:29

I would not recommend this one for sensitive children, particularly children who have a dog for a pet :( Too sad and very upsetting.

posted by Hachiko on Apr 03, 2010 09:52:51

I would reccommend this movie to EVERYONE!!! It's a really sad story!!! you can really see the owner and the dog, bonding!!! I was crying throughout the WHOLE movie!!! I totally reccomend it!!!!

posted by HachiLover on Apr 03, 2010 06:40:31

This is the best movie i've ever seen..... I couldn't stop cried......

posted by d23 on Apr 02, 2010 10:18:34

I cant rate this cuz i havn't seen it, but i really want to it looks so SAD!!! Anyone know the Uk dvd release date?????

posted by HachiGirl on Apr 02, 2010 05:29:11

it makes me cry like a river. its really true that DOG is a man best friend ever

posted by lizzy on Mar 30, 2010 07:54:43

this was one of the most amazing movies ever! i just watched it! the idea and story is just unbelievable how a dog would be so loyal! i almost cried! this i think is one of the most touching movies! yet it was heartwarming and heartbreaking!

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posted by /// on Mar 20, 2010 03:58:34

The movie was very good in my opinion, very touching. However, I think the original one was a lot better. I don't really like the idea of changing the setting so much... The real story happened in 1925 at the Shibuya Station in Japan, so why make a movie about it if you're going to have it happen in 1998 in the US? What's the point? Maybe there was a reason for this, but I would've liked it better if they'd sticked to the actual story more. The movie was great, but I would recommend seeing the 1987 original movie (Hachiko Monogatari) instead of this 2009 adaptation.

posted by Yuki on Mar 19, 2010 09:57:09

This movie brought me to sooo many tears it was so sad! It made me cry more than when I watched Marley and Me. I♥Hatchi!!!

posted by I♥Hachi on Mar 19, 2010 09:43:01

I watched this movie and it made me so sad but it was really sweet.

posted by me on Mar 19, 2010 09:41:03

and to think some people say when your dog dies..."Well it was just a dog"...yeah, okay...

posted by doglover on Mar 17, 2010 10:47:49

Moved me to tears...to be loved so unconditionally and unselfishly...I love you Hachi...

posted by Hachi 2 on Mar 17, 2010 10:42:42

Broke my heart...

posted by Hachi on Mar 17, 2010 10:39:57

Touching. Stays with you long after the movie is over.

posted by hachiko on Mar 17, 2010 06:14:14

Simple a gorgeous movie, brought tears to my eyes, out of sadness and admiration for this dog, cannot put these emotions into words. If you havent seen it, well, you should, because it is 100% worth seeing. brought me to tears, thanks for making such an emotional wonderful movie Richard Gare.

posted by Hachi on Mar 12, 2010 10:47:16

Loved this movie!!! I can't believe such a good, wholesome film isn't shown on the big screen. We need more of this sort of movie instead of all of the violent ones out there! Thanks to all who made this movie! C&C

posted by Hachiko on Mar 12, 2010 08:41:55

Wonderfully photographed and acted story. Richard Gere brought an incredible warmth and believability to the story and "Hachi" was incredible. If this film doesn't get to you, you don't like dogs and you don't understand the bond that they create with their owners. If only we could become so indelibly bonded, loved and loyal to each while overlooking each other's faults, the world would be a pretty good place.

posted by Hachiko on Mar 12, 2010 05:02:59

Great wholesome real life movie - we need more like it!!!

posted by Hachiko on Mar 12, 2010 03:12:54

i watched this movie and it was very sad and it makes it even worse to know its a true story

posted by polo on Mar 08, 2010 02:55:12

Watched this movie today and i cried like a baby, then tried to tell my friends in work about it and got all choked up in tears again. I love dogs and this story completely blew me away, ive never heard of such a love as this in all my life. Brilliant story and very heart wrenching!! I still can't talk about this dog without getting choked up honestly. so, so sad but brilliant. God bless you Hachiko. xxx

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posted by tariq on Mar 02, 2010 02:41:48

I can't believe it. Was it in the movies? I missed it?? I have been watching for it for almost two years. I was an extra in it a couple of summers ago. It never came here, I heard it was coming out on DVD. I couldn't believe it didn't make it to the big screen. Please let me know. Thanks.

posted by The Bubster on Feb 26, 2010 11:00:09

yes i can heartfully say that my eyes are watered for this movie...

posted by naari on Feb 25, 2010 12:48:44

i cried too much on this movie...very touching...one of the best drama movie!

posted by sexypetite on Feb 24, 2010 09:55:48

in fact i cried when i saw this movie really iw wonderfull one

posted by titi hope on Feb 22, 2010 05:26:26

I cryed When I Wathed this film.. Brilliant . I loved This movie and this story.

posted by ann on Feb 21, 2010 04:49:00

i really love this movie much!

posted by carm on Feb 15, 2010 03:18:09

SO SAD! i loved it. very touching

posted by cindayy on Feb 11, 2010 07:37:40

i watched it awhile ago and it made me cry...cant help it...especialy in the last two scenes of hachi, when mrs. wilson saw hachi still waiting at the train station and the last scene where he was walking slowly going to his place at the train station and slowly falling to "sleep".....

posted by fluffysasha on Feb 11, 2010 02:48:53

I have 2 Akitas and the whole reason i got them 7 yrs ago is b/c i found this story in my one of my research books. The sad part of all this is not that the owner dies, its that the akita was only 6 months old and went everyday for 12 years to wait for him. they are as loyal as they say

posted by Lord Maximus on Jan 30, 2010 11:07:48

Fabulosa pelicula, recomiendo que la vean todos, les encantará

posted by Sayandro on Jan 25, 2010 11:55:06

I've just seen the trailer and already, I cried like a baby! I am looking forward to purchasing the DVD. I love dogs and just lost my loving and loyal lab so this story hits me hard. This movie sums up how big of role they play in hearts no matter how short of time they're around.

posted by Lulu on Jan 13, 2010 06:40:37

me & my partner cant wait 2 c this film, long awaited by us & many others. the trailer alone brought a tear 2 our eye & also brought back fond memories of my partners akita..hatchi..(named after the legend) who has sadly passed on now!! amazing story!! us humans can learn many a lesson from this brave, intelligent, loyal akita!! long live the memory, heart & soul of Hachiko!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxx

posted by genna keath on Jan 06, 2010 02:41:03

it's very good....

posted by c mulyana on Jan 04, 2010 02:55:56

I've been searching for this movie... When does it come out in the US.

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posted by nika on Dec 10, 2009 05:43:05

It was so touching, I couldn't stop crying from the Moment of Parkers death. It was one of the best movies I ever seen. The story of Hachiko has to be told, because it's the most pure love story there can be - the love between a dog and his master...

posted by shirana on Dec 04, 2009 03:35:53

we have had 2 akitas they are the best dogs! I cried though the trailer. Can't wait to see the movie!

posted by tee on Dec 03, 2009 08:29:33

Hi my name is Alex Burchett.Im in 5th grade and my english teacher mrs.Morris read us the story. I love the book and i can not wait till the movie!

posted by Alex Burchett on Nov 19, 2009 08:04:57

brilliant film... I already cried whenI watched the trailer!

posted by hachi on Nov 17, 2009 01:01:57

It made me cry because I love dogs, but it is a great lesson on loyalty and true love. I'll buy it on DVD for sure!

posted by G. Zelaya on Nov 12, 2009 10:00:02

Saw this movie last night...cried so much but LOVED it!

posted by queenkaty on Oct 16, 2009 12:38:21

brilliant when can i buy it on dvd

posted by Sandra on Aug 18, 2009 05:33:41

very nice.. i cried even though it was just a trailer..

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