Dogtooth (Kynodontas) Reviews

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June 7, 2019
Dogtooth has bite, and while it isn't always easy to watch, it's one of the most uniquely haunting, and unnerving, films of 2010.
February 20, 2019
We watch on and on - sometimes in horror, often in confusion, and always in complete awe of its strange and perplexing energy.
November 5, 2018
Lanthimos has produced a film that continues to run in your mind after the credits roll, only we are free to enjoy what the characters lack -- normality.
April 23, 2018
With much less at its disposal, it out-Cronenbergs Cronenberg by way of a sunny creepiness that insists on its normality even as it turns incestuous and bloody. Primarily about language and the family, it should be seen by homeschoolers everywhere.
August 25, 2017
Dogtooth is a freaky, fascinating, elegantly off-kilter little film.
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.
March 10, 2011
It's a triumph of a filmmaker having everything his own way -- for better or for worse.
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.
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.
February 16, 2011
...flirts with sadism, but it's much more than a sick stunt.
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.
February 2, 2011
A kind of ingenious horror show you just can't take your eyes off of.
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.
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.
January 28, 2011
Horror and cold humor commingle in Dogtooth.
January 28, 2011
Not the cheeriest subject for a movie, but somehow it works.
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.
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.
December 30, 2010
A perversely comic allegory of family life -- sinister, strange, formally elegant and utterly original.
December 25, 2010
The nastiest satire released to U.S. theaters in 2010.
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