Dog Pound Reviews

April 1, 2013
Overheated melodrama of inmates at a juvenile detention facility hits all the prison-movie clichs.
March 28, 2013
Without a strong political point (unlike its source material), "Dog Pound" feels hollow and hopeless.
March 26, 2013
Neither the film's bark nor its bite leaves much of a mark.
March 25, 2013
The plot willfully denies our satisfaction, often at the risk of compromising its own structural integrity.
August 29, 2010
There's no doubting the seriousness of the point Chapiron is trying to make regarding the way that young criminals can become trapped in a spiral of reoffending, but by pushing all the action into barely believable melodrama, his argument is weakened.
August 26, 2010
Kim Chapiron could make a seminal film about today's youth, but this isn't it.
August 26, 2010
There's something lacking in this respectable, effortful Scum-like drama from French director Kim Chapiron...
August 26, 2010
Offers a punchy insight to prison life. Unfortunately, it is a familiar and tepid storyline.
August 26, 2010
Chapiron couldn't be telegraphing this stuff more obviously if he was standing down the end of Stansted runway with a pair of glow sticks.