Dog Pound Reviews

March 19, 2013
The movie never loses its miserable outlook; Chapiron practically revels in the ever-present dreariness.
February 1, 2011
Intense scenes of violence build to a conclusion that will leave you shaken.
September 1, 2010
The film is graced by excellent acting and based on extensive research.
September 1, 2010
With largely improvised dialogue and a cast including genuine ex-offenders, Chapiron captures a powerful stench of authenticity.
August 30, 2010
Covers predictable ground with admirable sincerity and is notable for some eye-catching performances, not least that of Adam Butcher as an angry young man.
August 30, 2010
[Chapiron] never lets things gets boring, even if he can't help indulging in a few too many prison movie clichs along the way.
August 28, 2010
Impressively directed, superbly acted teen prison drama that packs a powerful emotional punch.
August 27, 2010
The ghost of Alan Clarke's Scum makes its presence felt in this lowering tale of a youth correctional facility in the American Midwest.
August 27, 2010
Though Alan Clarke's original film still has the edge, this perhaps has more relevance for a new generation of cinemagoers.
August 27, 2010
With a plot greased by spit, vomit and blood, it doesn't pack the same sucker-punch as the original but is never less than entertaining. Top dog.
August 26, 2010
Handles its brief with pace and precision.
August 26, 2010
[A] snarling but predictable survival tale...
August 26, 2010
Graphic and gonzo at best, at worst Dog Pound suffers from a lack of viewpoint.
August 26, 2010
Tough, confrontational and thought-provoking cinema that, like its protagonists, deserves to get a fair chance on its release.
August 19, 2010
Building to a bravado climax that suddenly becomes almost apocalyptic in its aesthetic, the film succeeds wholeheartedly in breaking through its inspirations to stand on its own as a great prison movie.
August 19, 2010
Re-deploys cliches with originality and skill.
August 13, 2010
It's painful, beautiful, heart wrenching and endearing and will leave you completely overtaken by the events you just witnessed.