Pound (1970)

Pound

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This allegorical film by Robert Downey finds humans playing the role of animals in cages as they wait to be gassed. Flashbacks are used to tell the character's fantasies outside the cage. It is hard to tell if the characters are supposed to be animals.

Rating: NC-17
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Downey Sr.
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United Artists

Cast


as Mexican Hairless

as Siamese Cat

as Irish Setter

as Greyhound

as Singing Water Spanie...

as Colonel

as Honky Killer

as Thief
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Part wacky comedy (with plenty of jailhouse humping), part existential allegory, Pound betrays its stage-play roots with too much actorly grandstanding but is peppered with ecstatic funk-powered freak-outs.

Full Review… | August 16, 2005
Village Voice
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The dog-human switcheroo isn't as straightforward as it should be

Full Review… | March 17, 2003
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