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Dogtooth (Kynodontas) Reviews

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Simon Foster
April 18, 2011
Cinephiles (have) reacted to Lanthimos' skewed vision in much the same way as the confined children at the heart of the story: through the inquisitive, excited eye of someone catching a glimpse of a new worldview for the first time.
Shawn Levy
March 10, 2011
It's a triumph of a filmmaker having everything his own way -- for better or for worse.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 10, 2011
To put it mildly, "Dogtooth" is not for everyone, but it can grow on you even if you think you've rejected its influence.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 5, 2011
That I'm aghast must be a form of overload, and as baffled as I am by this dark underbelly of a film, I did enjoy it.
Josh Larsen
February 16, 2011
...flirts with sadism, but it's much more than a sick stunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Simon Miraudo
February 14, 2011
Dogtooth is one of the funniest films of the past 12 months, an unforgettable social-satire, a devious little test of endurance for brave movie-lovers and the best argument against home-schooling since The Jonas Brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 2, 2011
A kind of ingenious horror show you just can't take your eyes off of.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 29, 2011
This is the second feature for Lanthimos, and it's a leap from his well-received debut Kinetta. He skilfully doles out tantalizing pieces of information, keeping the viewer in a constant state of suspense and wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
January 28, 2011
The true dark-horse nominee among this year's foreign-language Oscar contenders, Dogtooth leaves bite marks that stick around long after you are released from its grip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 28, 2011
Horror and cold humor commingle in Dogtooth.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
January 28, 2011
Not the cheeriest subject for a movie, but somehow it works.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 21, 2011
Dogtooth has some definite surprises in it, and it does a terrific job of unfolding the story at an interesting and surprising pace so that nothing is over-explained.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2011
As a film, it's pure and singular, but it's not quite fully formed enough to be what one could call truly visionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 30, 2010
A perversely comic allegory of family life -- sinister, strange, formally elegant and utterly original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 25, 2010
The nastiest satire released to U.S. theaters in 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Emanuel Levy
December 20, 2010
Shocking and unsettling in breaking a number social taboos, this Greek dark comedy, winner of the 2009 Cannes Film fest, centers on the kind of dysfunctional family seldom depicted with such clarity on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 3, 2010
One of those movies that seems less interested in what you feel while you're watching it than how much you have to chew on once it's over.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 2, 2010
A creepy-funny art movie that holds a cracked mirror to our most cherished beliefs about family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2, 2010
Doesn't rank as a great film, but it's difficult to take your eyes off it, as you wonder what impossibly bizarre thing might happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 29, 2010
Nothing in this weird, watchable, blasť black comedy from Greece stays innocent for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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