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C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood) Reviews

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Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

February 23, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

This is an original, a stark and (sorry) biting work far more complex, both stylistically and thematically, than first meets the eye.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2007
Emanuel Levy

Misunderstood, this original belgian film is a stairical stab at serial killers, our new "cultural icons"; the moral was misinterpreted by some critics.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

December 25, 2006
Eric Melin

a strikingly original satire carried out with unbelievable deadpan humor

| Original Score: 4/5

October 1, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

| Original Score: 3/5

June 17, 2005
Scott Weinberg

Harsh, unflinching and sinfully enjoyable.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

April 3, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 11, 2005
Brian Mckay

The film's absurdly dark humor comes with a price tag, and after a while the continuously mindless and pointless killings begin to exact a numbing toll on the viewer.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2003
Christopher Null

A black comedy that's as dark as night, Man Bites Dog is a worthy successor to A Clockwork Orange as this generation's most telling and unflinching look at our views on violence.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 6, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a deeply compelling, if ultimately confused, indictment of screen violence as entertainment, one that continues to shock and confound

| Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2002
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
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It proves that a catchy title does not necessarily make for a good movie.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

July 25, 2012
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

An important film, yes, but one frequently surpassed and out-subverted.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: C+

August 26, 2011
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2003
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Joins I Stand Alone and Funny Games on the list of maddeningly recondite European films that exploit the violence-in-media subtext to hide their sick, voyeuristic fantasies.

| Original Score: 1/5

August 4, 2002

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Lisa Nesselson
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February 9, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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