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Alpha Dog Reviews

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

This inspired-by-reality tale is essentially an emotional snuff film. It's the kind of misguided effort a middle-aged director indulges in when he wants to reinvent himself as edgy.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C-

November 6, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Cassavetes' film is pure Hollywood fiction and sensationalism mixed with some sense of reality, but hell I enjoyed it a great deal...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

August 10, 2007
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

A lackluster teenage true-crime tale.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 25, 2007
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

Stylishly and thoughtfully directed by Nick Cassavetes, Alpha Dog is occasionally chilling, but always absorbing.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK]

April 20, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Its originality lies in the fact that it depicts white middle-class kids on the loose, calling their women bitches and listening endlessly to violent, misogynist and homophobic black rap.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Nick Cassavetes' film combines an aimless ramble through juvenile depravity in the affluent suburbs of LA and a quite disturbing evocation of the true-life murder of an adolescent boy in 1999.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online

It's Beverly Hills 90210 on crystal meth as a gang of posh potheads lose the plot when a kidnapping goes wrong.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 20, 2007

Daily Mirror [UK]

The movie may lose its way in the last 15 minutes but everything leading up to that point is gripping, edge-of-your-seat stuff.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2007
Jonathan Dean
Total Film

Lengthy and often off-hot topic, this is still a gripping saga with stand-out turns from Timberlake, Hirsch and kid-in-the-spotlight Yelchin.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

You know you're in trouble the second you take a look at Bruce Willis's fake liver spots.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

April 20, 2007
Steve Rose
Guardian [UK]

Overall though, it's a messy, superficial affair: it lacks focus, shifts uneasily in tone, and shoehorns in star names (Sharon Stone, Bruce Willis) to little effect.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 2007

Times [UK]

True, Alpha Dog is a film with no manners. But it has great nerve. What's truly impressive is how the splintered story is buried by individual performances.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2007

Worth seeing for Stone's grotesque bow and some great youthful performances. But it's not half as gritty as it thinks it is.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine

It suffers from ADD, but there's some terrific stuff in here. Leaving 15 minutes from the end and saving yourself a lumbering coda may improve enjoyment.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Emotionally engaging, impressively directed and frequently tense drama with strong performances from a terrific ensemble cast.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 19, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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A movie which has been put together with occasional skill but lacks a compelling reason to exist.

Full Review Source: Time Out

April 19, 2007

Cassavetes uses a wide arsenal of flashy techniques...but his stylistic fourishes and some committed performances cannot disguise a certain emptiness where there should be tragedy.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2007

Cassavetes, first and foremost, made Alpha Dog a great ensemble piece, a decision that really distinguishes the film from its lesser teenage crime counterparts.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

As it happens, not all dogs to to heaven. Some go straight to hell, and Alpha Dog gets there faster and stays there longer than most.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: F

March 4, 2007
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

The film's most resonant insight%u2014not a new one%u2014is that the boys' mutual violence and abuse form a sort of intimacy. No matter what else they miss, they understand their own fearfulness and disloyalty.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

February 24, 2007
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