Michael Coombs’s review published on Letterboxd:
My mom insisted I watch this because of how much I love my dogs. I really didn't want to leapfrog it over the 30 movies on my immediate watchlist -- especially after someone conned me into wasting my time on Marley & Me again -- but I realized she was going to keep asking me about it until I watched it, so here we are. This is actually enjoyable and pretty touching. I guess it's based on some real life stuff, so I can't say it's too unbelievable... but it kind of is. What a loyal boy, that Hachi was. If you love dogs and your eyes don't at least well up with tears while watching this, you're dead inside.