Dog Pound Reviews

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 19, 2013
The movie never loses its miserable outlook; Chapiron practically revels in the ever-present dreariness.
September 1, 2010
The film is graced by excellent acting and based on extensive research.
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 26, 2010
Handles its brief with pace and precision.
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
[A] snarling but predictable survival tale...
August 26, 2010
Graphic and gonzo at best, at worst Dog Pound suffers from a lack of viewpoint.