Dog Eat Dog (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dog Eat Dog (2008)




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Voodoo and greed serve as the catalysts for a wild ride through the brutal Columbian underworld in director/co-screenwriter Carlos Moreno's entry into the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. El Orejón may be one of the most notorious crime bosses in Columbia, yet despite his violent reputation, the agoraphobic don rarely ventures outside of his luxury high-rise apartment -- instead opting to keep tabs on the streets via the many telescopes that line his windowed walls. After his godson William is brutally gunned down, a vengeful El Orejón implores voodoo priestess Iris to put a hex on the triggerman. At the exact same time, miles away, small-town thug Victor sets out to collect some missing money from two scheming twins. When Victor decides to skirt the laws of the street and keep the cash for himself, the disastrous chain reaction caused by his decision gains so much momentum that it may be impossible to stop. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
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Written By: Carlos Moreno, Alonso Torres
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On DVD: Dec 8, 2009
IFC Films

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Critic Reviews for Dog Eat Dog

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

With a background in television and music videos, director Carlos Moreno's feature debut is mighty shallow. Its bloodshed carries little weight; the sporadic humor is cheap and casually racist.

Full Review… | January 22, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

Resembles a Tony Scott movie without any of his intelligence and cinematic invention.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Top Critic

It's not rattling the genre.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine

A dark crime thriller low on suspense, but at least it manages to be moderately compelling, invigorating and somewhat of a guilty pleasure, as long as you don't have a weak stomach for violence.

Full Review… | January 30, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

Dog Eat Dog's choice of hyper-stylized, overexposed cinematography is ultimately more concerned with creating a mood of jittery, hell-on-earth claustrophobia than it is with forcibly exoticizing its crime-stricken Colombian setting.

Full Review… | January 28, 2009
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Dog Eat Dog

Bloody and slow paced gangster movie. Some interesting atmospheres but the themes are overused and consequently lacking in interest and originality. the performances are quite good, except for an exaggerated Blas Jaramillo, too bad because this was his last one.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

A gritty Colombian ganster flick! Perro Come Perro deals with temptation, betrayal and all those other goodies in between the drug dealing underworld of Cali, Colombia. An incredible cast of characters are thrown into this story, each twisted and two faced that ultimately leave you to decide who to root for, the title alone should resemble some of what I mean (Dog Eat Dog)The film's story doesn't stereotype Colombia, it shows us that this can happen anywhere and the decisions made in the film are the result of that. Director Carlos Moreno's vision embellishes the tough and hussle life of drug trafficking in a world full of traitors. The film has good twists and very violent scenes. Álvaro Rodríguez brings comic relief, who's mischievous character has great one liners. Look for him in "Plata O Plomo"(Nov 2008). Blas Jaramillo plays one vicious ganster and Marlon Moreno brings dilema & conflict to our main character.
Favorite Scene: Death by chainsaw.

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