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Dog Soldiers Reviews

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January 11, 2017
With the absence of over-the-top CGI and a healthy balance between gore and comedy, this unique take on the werewolf trope is both gritty and thought-provoking, making it a refreshing addition to the horror genre.
October 18, 2016
To put it simply, it's a zombie movie where the zombies are replaced by werewolves. With that said, it is a very good film with many great an interesting characters. The effects are all practical and are a lot of fun to watch. Some would say that it seems a bit by the numbers, but I would ask them to give it another watch and think long and hard about that decision.
½ October 1, 2016
Gory, funny, really cool werewolf flick.
½ September 16, 2016
I remember liking this a whole lot more the first time round. The Scottish setting and British cast are a plus (though the pantomime baddie soldier is laughable, but not in that fun of a way). The werewolves are positively elegant looking, the best thing about the film. Some of the banter's not bad, some is painful. Pretty good gore in a sort of over the top B-movie way. And a decent little twist that you can see coming. What really lets it down though is the descent into sheer action movie, and not the good kind - it's sub-par war action type stuff. Really, really boring in that regard. If you're a werewolf junkie/connoisseur, however, it's worth seeing just for the glimpses of the werewolves .
August 31, 2016
Neil Marshall did something awesome with this horror film.
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
July 29, 2016
A pretty decent British horror film with some good action scenes plenty of gore, Some nice humour thrown in, The story has been done before but it's great heart pounding film.
July 20, 2016
Like American Werewolf in London as well as Silver Bullet this is the best werewolf movie you'll ever come across. I know this one will go down as another cult classic.
July 1, 2016
It may not be that frightening, especially for today's standards, but for 2002 it was pretty top of its game. Original, funny, kickass & cleverly enjoyable. Such a fun watch.
February 6, 2016
Did what it said the tin but not really wanting a sequel.
½ November 30, 2015
A (very) low budget action-horror B movie that truly earns its cult status, Dog Soldiers is grim, violent, darkly funny, and about as subtle as a wrecking ball.
November 1, 2015
The best werewolf movie since the 80s. Great new concept for the classic movie monster.
Super Reviewer
October 25, 2015
Low-budget gold is what you can call this film. After a group of military finds themselves running from creatures in the woods, it eventually leads to them surviving in a home. That is the basic plot of this film, and while it is nicely executed, it can't help but feel it's run time. For a film that only clocks in at about 105 minutes, that is not the greatest statement. With a fine cast lead by Sean Pertwee, the slow character moments sitting by a campfire or when they are moments away from battle are really what make you care about this film at all. The action is fun and the cast is enjoyable, making "Dog Soldiers" a good film, but nothing I want to revisit anytime soon.
October 20, 2015
A low budget genre film where you can see the effort and energy right on screen.
October 10, 2015
A little frightening and intense, even though some of the effects look corny.
September 13, 2015
Come and have a go, if you think you're hard enough!
July 19, 2015
best movie ever...you have to watch it
July 19, 2015
Director Neil Marshall hit the scene in 2002 with the darkly comic but ferocious werewolf movie Dog Soldiers. Since then, he has gone on to director other cult horror films, as well as award-winning episodes of Game of Thrones. With the latter being what is currently the most popular TV show in the world aside from The Walking Dead, it seems appropriate that Dog Soldiers should get a bit of a resurgence, especially in the U.S. where it never really got a proper theatrical release. Despite the film taking place in Scotland, it was actually shot on location in Luxembourg, down and dirty with little to no CGI editions later during post production. And while it contains many direct references to all things horror and sci-fi related, it manages to forge its own place in the annals of horror history as a return to the brutal and edgy movies of the past with practical effects and more interesting characters. The action-oriented moments are often quite frenetic and perhaps just a little over-the-top at times, while the gore is unapologetically up front and in full form. And while it's mostly a dark horror comedy, it plays it completely straight for most of its running time. It may be a bit on the predictable side, but the overall product is quite entertaining.
½ June 14, 2015
What a fine year for films 2003 was and it continued with this horror/comedy indie gem.
Super Reviewer
April 26, 2015
A British gem which revived the werewolf genre. Soldiers went to Scotland for expedition, Celtic werewolves attacked forcing them to retreat to a nearby house, they must fight or die to survive.

Basically a Night of the Living Dead swapped with werewolves and skilled combatants. Surprisingly good, it's got non-stop action, real human conflicts, violence and gore. Everything you need for a good horror film. Neil Marshall is a genius.
April 13, 2015
Wow, this was fun. Sean Pertwee and Kevin McKidd own this movie with genre-perfect performances as men of actions up against werewolves in the Scottish countryside. Neil Marshall's direction make the best of the B-movie budget with emphasis on character and tantalizing glimpses of the werewolves. The design of the creatures is quite impressive, taking a nod from the Predators with an emphasis on height and stature. The film keeps racking up the tension and the story provides quite a few surprises. Highly entertaining!
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