Dogs in Space (1987)

Dogs in Space


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A dramatic story about a houseful of youth with no apparent purpose in life, this film features pounding rock music and attitude problems galore. The main setting is a rundown dwelling in an impoverished district near Melbourne, Australia, where conversations ebb, flow, and overlap much like the lives of the people who live there. Strangers also wander in and out of the premises as life continues, for some, more through an indestructible momentum than any internal driving force. Some of the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Lowenstein
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Skouras Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Dogs in Space

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A funny, elegiac, uplifting, and deliciously different movie.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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The background is energetic; too bad the foreground is just as chaotic.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Richard Lowenstein seems as bored with the proceedings as most spectators are likely to be.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Energetic, youthful, frequently hilarious and ultimately so sad, Dogs in Space is an Australian counter-culture classic.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Cinema Autopsy

Few films connect with the punk experience like Dogs In Space, a slice of life in Seventies Melbourne that brings together all the major concerns of its era.

Full Review… | September 12, 2011
Eye for Film

An inspired, unremittingly entertaining musical....a bit of timeless pop for your player

Full Review… | June 11, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Dogs in Space

Somehow managed to never see this before, thought it was time I checked it out.
Story (and I use that word lightly) is about a group of young people living in a share house (maybe I mean squat, since no one actually pays rent).
It just flows along until a tragedy at the end. No huge story to it.
I wouldn't say it is fantastic, but I can see why those who grew up with it would love it.
Never really liked Michael hutchence or inxs, so that wasn't a factor for me.

Nicki Marie

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