Wag the Dog Reviews

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Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Beyond a couple of hilarious zingers, its impact feels smug and minor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O filme mostra um grupo de pessoas atuando para conseguir alcançar um objetivo sem que nenhuma barreira os impeça. E se não há conflito, qual é a motivação do espectador?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 29, 2003
Hollywood meets Washington.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
With this cast, Dog could use a much bigger bite.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Fun, but not very believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Very little humour in this script, despite a few moments of cheeky cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
When the film makes the leap from plausibly outrageous to pure satire, it slips, and the logic goes with it.
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
All bark and almost no bite.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
There is one real problem that affects the whole movie, and it is the ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Lazily assembled by director Levinson, it slides into a series of soft, extended skits on engineering a media war, not helped by several badly handled leaps in the story.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
It is fun when people with Hollywood clout decide to do something as fast and loose as this...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Absurd and convincing at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The movie is intelligent, but it's also a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
For many viewers, this will be an argument that there is still a place for the short film -- and perhaps it should be used more often.
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 24, 2007
Feels tossed-off and casual in the best way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Entertaining, creepily resonant political comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2009
Hilary Henkin and David Mamet's script is gleefully hyperbolic without ever straying from its political target.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 16, 2006
I doubt it will age as well as Network, but it is close to that realm of brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Wicked, poisonous fun.

Boston Phoenix
October 18, 2008
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