A Boy and His Dog Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 10, 2013
If it's weirdness that you're after, this cult film goes the whole nine yards.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 17, 2013
The savage wasteland is believably captured, but a so-so movie completely goes off the rails once the action moves to an underground society.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 5, 2007
A Boy and His Dog has won a cult following of its own for its offbeat, sardonic look into the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
In spite of some clever ideas and a few well-wrought images, it seems too schematic and its satire too blunt.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jones' debut as a director nevertheless has a distinctive tang, as affably unprincipled as the series of villains he played for Sam Peckinpah.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's got a unique... well, I was about to say charm, but the movie's last scene doesn't quite let me get away with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Douglas Pratt
October 14, 2004
Set on a desert landscape a while after a nuclear holocaust, the film is about a young man, played by Don Johnson, who has a telepathic bond with a dog, the latter basically being the smarter of the two. He helps the dog find food and the dog helps him sn
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
July 2, 2004
Despite memorable main characters, a half-decent take on an overused premise, and unforgettable scenes, the film's attitude and political stance haven't aged with grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 63/100
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 9, 2004
"nifty little cult flick"
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 30, 2004
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| Original Score: 4/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
December 11, 2003
Jones's cameo during an open-air movie theater sequence is by far the most cinematic moment of this 1975 cult classic for boys who hate women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
July 16, 2003
Conceptually interesting, with one of the all-time great movie endings.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Eder
New York Times
May 21, 2003
The good ideas are marred by awkwardness; the terrible ideas are redeemed somewhat by being, at least, unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
A grungy, odd cult film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Bizarre late-70's sci-fi weirdness. With Don Johnson!
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
It is offensive, but it is also damn funny, and my sense of humor wins out in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Those who are patient and forgiving enough are going to be awarded with good acting, sharp dialogue and effective black humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
While it's still a bit racy, it's tame enough now for the whole family!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
This film deserves the cult status it has among more serious science fiction fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 28, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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