Opening

63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
61% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
45% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
83% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
71% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
34% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

New Episodes Tonight

100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
—— Haven: Season 5
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— The League: Season 6
56% Legends: Season 1
24% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
59% Red Band Society: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Alpha Dog Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Calls for more explanation and less posturing.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

January 11, 2007
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C-

January 12, 2007
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
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

When Justin Timberlake is the best thing about a film, you know you're in trouble.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 12, 2007
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The characters are all flash and emptiness, but so is the story.

| Original Score: C

January 11, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Recovering from the Harlequin bathos of The Notebook, writer-director Nick Cassavetes directs this bogus-homeboy scenario as though his street cred depended on it.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: .5/4

January 12, 2007
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Misses its opportunity to be a smart, investigative crime drama ... a frivolous and shallow affair about partying teens.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

January 11, 2007
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

A lackluster teenage true-crime tale.

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

June 25, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Pot may impair your decision-making, but only speed will drive a man to drop trou and crap on another's living room floor.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2007
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com

Essentially, the experience is watching awful actors playing dumb people in a story that carries no weight or emotional investment. This is one pup that needs to be put to sleep.

Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Original Score: F

January 13, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Cassavetes starts to lose the plot at the precise moment he starts keeping exact track of it.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

January 12, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Apart from the grim forebodings of tragedy, writer-director Nick Cassavetes seems to have modeled this ambitious docudrama on Larry Clark's kiddie-porn shockers, but he doesn't know what to leave out, and the movie becomes excessively complicated.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 11, 2007
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Even though we are less than two weeks into the new year, here is a film that is already a strong contender for the title of Worst Film of 2007.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

January 20, 2007
Steve Rose
Guardian

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 | Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 2007

Watching it is like being trapped at the biggest boneheaded gathering of snowballing stupidity you can imagine

Full Review Source: Reeler

February 21, 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
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
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

Ben Foster becomes cartoonish instead of scary. It feels like he is channeling Pauly Shore doing an Al Pacino impression.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 1/4

January 11, 2007
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

An abusive, shallow, sleazy gangsta film that, at best, is a cautionary morality tale.

Full Review Source: www.susangranger.com | Original Score: 4/10

January 10, 2007
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

For all of the credibility of the performances (or at least the teens), it all feels like recycled social commentary.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

January 11, 2007
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 13, 2007
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