Dog Eat Dog Reviews

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October 3, 2019
The dog days aren't over, or so it would seem in director Paul Schrader's glorious return to hard-edged genre with Dog Eat Dog, which plays like a gritty throwback to crime dramas the esteemed writer/director was once celebrated for.
November 19, 2018
It centres on three unpleasant characters whose repulsive actions are amoral and almost impossible to care about.
November 2, 2018
Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog is a sort of '90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama toplined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe.
November 1, 2018
The lacking moral compass of Dog Eat Dog isn't a negative because the film is an ugly story of ugly people doing ugly things, and Schrader never implores the audience to root for these depraved dirtbags.
August 28, 2018
Too intelligent to make this sort of dangerous conflation, Dog Eat Dog brilliantly manages to both delight in the darkly comic absurdity of the brutal murders and to criticise the circumstances that can drive some people to crime.
August 24, 2018
It's fun, and Cage and Dafoe are worth watching, especially for Cage's impersonation of Humphrey Bogart.
November 10, 2017
This is cinema that answers to nothing but itself.
October 18, 2017
Avoid at all costs.
June 27, 2017
[Director Paul] Schrader peppers the film with stylistic touches that remind you of the dark, playful master he once was.
February 1, 2017
A film full of social criticism that perhaps gets lost in an uncontrolled sea, with surprisingly calm interpretations, ends up being defined by some of the most ferocious dialogues of its protagonists. [Full review in Spanish]
February 1, 2017
A film that generates a hallucinogenic capacity for the most absolute fascination from beginning to end, where Schrader's psychedelic tone turns out really surprising. [Full review in Spanish]
January 26, 2017
This is a nihilistic film about nasty folks on a self-destructive path, a little too familiar by now but still more interesting than your usual crime-gone-bad films ...
December 12, 2016
Dog Eat Dog is dark, unpleasant and violent.
December 5, 2016
As Dog Eats Dog clicks along, the plot takes a backseat, until it evaporates completely, leaving a series of unsatisfying scenes that collapse in a bizarre climax.
December 1, 2016
It's sort of terrible. It's sort of terrific. It's never boring.
November 18, 2016
This is an unholy mess, but the unhinged performances make it enough of an oddity to be worth a look. Just don't say you weren't warned...
November 17, 2016
Weird but also pretty entertaining in places.
November 17, 2016
A crassly nihilistic crime movie that is brought to you by the veteran director Paul Schrader and the often dazzling lead actors Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, Dog Eat Dog is a waste of their talents.
November 17, 2016
The way it gleefully embraces the violent, racist and misogynistic impulses of its ageing white male protagonists in post-recession America makes it feel sickeningly apropos.
November 17, 2016
The subject matter may be familiar but Schrader and screenwriter Matthew Wilder unashamedly relish the possibilities offered by a go-for-broke storyline ...
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