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 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.
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 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 17, 2016
Weird but also pretty entertaining in places.
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 ...
November 17, 2016
Schrader won't win any awards for Dog Eat Dog but it certainly qualifies as a guilty pleasure. Dafoe and Cage enjoy themselves hugely as the low-grade, "nickel-and-dime" career criminals dreaming of the payday that will never come.
November 16, 2016
Schrader has fun, wallowing in the lurid detail and bloody violence.
November 16, 2016
Hackneyed and somewhat dated Tarantino-isms abound. But for the committed fan of such things, there is more than enough to enjoy here ...
November 14, 2016
Instantly forgettable, and there's nothing wrong with that.
November 14, 2016
There are some misjudgements along the way and it's a film that's definitely a little rough around the edges but it reveals Schrader as an old dog who still knows a trick or two.
November 14, 2016
The movie is two guys doing whatever the f--k they want for an hour and a half, with results that range from exhilarating to exasperating, but mostly the former as far as I'm concerned.
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