Dogman

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Dogman offers a grim character study set apart by Marcello Fonte's performance and director Matteo Garrone's tight grip on the material.

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Marcello is a mild-mannered dog groomer who commits petty crimes for Simoncino, a former boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino's abuse brings Marcello to the breaking point, he finally decides to take matters into his own hands.

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All Critics (117) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (98) | Rotten (19)

  • Told through unflinching shots in grayish hues, Matteo Garrone's film keeps viewers holding their breath to the bitter end.

    March 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Dogman can be unpleasant to watch, as films about bullying commonly are. But on its own terms it's well-made and even gripping.

    August 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A first-rate character study and morality play, set inside a rough-and-tumble drama from the mob world.

    June 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Dogman" begins as a compelling morality tale about the price of loyalty and personal compromise, but turns out to be a strangely indeterminate - and numbingly familiar - portrait of human nature at its most bestial and self-defeating.

    May 7, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie is a parable about what happens if we allow the takers, the bullies, and the ego-monsters to dictate our lives unopposed; as such, it's relevant to history and to today's headlines.

    May 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

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  • A bare-bones breakdown of Matteo Garrone's David-and-Goliath parable hardly does justice to the violent agony and modest ecstasy you get on screen.

    April 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • Oct 02, 2018
    On a purely rational level, I can see what Garrone is trying to do here; in practice, though, his character's motivations are too puzzling, as his actions seem extremely unconvincing (no matter how brilliant Marcello Fonte is) and he only comes off as a passive idiot full of stupid ideas.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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