The Suspenseful Conclusion of the Shiloh Trilogy.
"Touching, intelligent and admirably thoughtful... Anita Gates, The New York Times
|A young Midwestern boy and his dog Shiloh deal with their family's issues, while befriending a cantankerous old man with a bad reputation, trying to find the good in him. Based on Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's book by the same name and continuing the Shiloh saga, Saving Shiloh, draws the story of Marty, Shiloh, and Judd to a conclusion that brings the story full circle.|
"An honorable, squeaky-clean children's drama... J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"...prime fare for the always underserved family audience. John Anderson, Variety
When a 12-year-old boy from a loving Midwestern family befriends an old man rumored to have a sordid past, he is forced to reevaluate his own understanding of love, acceptance, and truth. Directed by Sandy Tung, SAVING SHILOH is the last part in the trilogy based on the popular novel.
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eFilmCritic.com 7 of 10
The 1998 sequel "Shiloh Season," which you may not recall quite as well as the first, featured the same kid, dog, neighbor and lessons about kindness and decency. Seeing as how each of those films ended with the grump supposedly reformed, only to revert to his earlier crankiness in time for the next one, I questioned the need to see him learn yet another valuable lesson..."Saving Shiloh" does have its positive aspectsÐa nice message about tolerance and forgiveness and Wilson's striking workÐbut I can't help but wish that those qualities might have had more of an impact in a film that was more worthy of them. This one just doesn't quite come off because it is just too familiar for its own good, not to mention a little too goody-goody even for a kid-oriented movie.
- Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
"Saving Shiloh" is the third and final "Shiloh" film, and fully as worthy as the others. It's a family film that deals with real problems and teaches real values, and yet is exciting and entertaining. We come to really care about the young boy Marty, his family and friends, and the ominous presence of their neighbor, Judd. Marty, now played by Jason Dolley, has grown up during the series and does some wise thinking in this film..."Saving Shiloh" doesn't overplay its lessons on life, but it contains them, and they give it values many family movies simply ignore.
- Roger Ebert