...exceptional. It's not overly sentimental or cloying, it's lovingly shot on spectacular landscapes, and its characters are as real and as empathetic as any you'll see this year. Adults can watch it without pain and with considerable interest.
—Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune
Think of this as OLD YELLER in Outer Mongolia.
—Ken Fox TV Guide
...tells a graceful tale of a girl and her puppy. That may sound insufferably cute, but this unassuming drama of a nomad family brims with small marvels.
—Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times