Dogtooth (Kynodontas) Reviews

  • Mar 22, 2020

    An immortal mirror of society.

    An immortal mirror of society.

  • Mar 10, 2020

    An original, disturbing film that has a monumental climax and fantastic ending — more on that later. A family of mother, father, older daughter, young daughter, and son — these are how they are addressed, we don't get names — live in a fenced-off compound somewhere in Greece. The father is a factory manager and the only one who leaves the compound, using his liberty to further brainwash his children. For instance, when the adult children encounter a stray cat, whom the son kills with a pair of garden shears…(so fucking tired of violence to cats in movies, but fine), the father covers himself in fake blood and tells his children that their other brother, the one who somehow lives outside of the compound, had fallen victim to the cat and that cats are the most dangerous creatures on Earth. Angeliki Papoulia as older daughter, becomes the star of the film, as the rebel who grows bored of endurance games (who can hold finger longest under hot water, who can stay awake longest with chloroform to face) and craves for the outside world, even if she has been indoctrinated into believing it will kill her. This, of course, will only occur if she leaves before her dogtooth falls out. Not going to spoil anything here, but taking her destiny into her own hands, Dogtooth has an ending that reminded me of Inception's final totem.

    An original, disturbing film that has a monumental climax and fantastic ending — more on that later. A family of mother, father, older daughter, young daughter, and son — these are how they are addressed, we don't get names — live in a fenced-off compound somewhere in Greece. The father is a factory manager and the only one who leaves the compound, using his liberty to further brainwash his children. For instance, when the adult children encounter a stray cat, whom the son kills with a pair of garden shears…(so fucking tired of violence to cats in movies, but fine), the father covers himself in fake blood and tells his children that their other brother, the one who somehow lives outside of the compound, had fallen victim to the cat and that cats are the most dangerous creatures on Earth. Angeliki Papoulia as older daughter, becomes the star of the film, as the rebel who grows bored of endurance games (who can hold finger longest under hot water, who can stay awake longest with chloroform to face) and craves for the outside world, even if she has been indoctrinated into believing it will kill her. This, of course, will only occur if she leaves before her dogtooth falls out. Not going to spoil anything here, but taking her destiny into her own hands, Dogtooth has an ending that reminded me of Inception's final totem.

  • Feb 29, 2020

    A new take on overprotective behaviour of parents i guess🤔🤔. Anyway a bit disturbing to watch.

    A new take on overprotective behaviour of parents i guess🤔🤔. Anyway a bit disturbing to watch.

  • Jan 03, 2020

    the story's messed up for sure; but it could've been much worse. i understand the notion of wanting to protect your children from the dangers of the outside world, but my lanta keeping them locked up with no other social interaction & blatantly lying to their faces on the daily basis is definitely not going to help the situation. they had to have known that some day they'd have to leave & try to cope in the outside world without them. they probably didn't think that was going to happen until they died, since they obviously had no intentions of letting them go. but. also i can't imagine you'd want to live that way as parents either... it was an intriguing story; yes some parts were disturbing & makes you cringe, but a fascinating watch. there are others in this same genre that execute it much better though. i wouldn't watch this one twice. (not that i would watch any of the others twice either, but for different reasons)

    the story's messed up for sure; but it could've been much worse. i understand the notion of wanting to protect your children from the dangers of the outside world, but my lanta keeping them locked up with no other social interaction & blatantly lying to their faces on the daily basis is definitely not going to help the situation. they had to have known that some day they'd have to leave & try to cope in the outside world without them. they probably didn't think that was going to happen until they died, since they obviously had no intentions of letting them go. but. also i can't imagine you'd want to live that way as parents either... it was an intriguing story; yes some parts were disturbing & makes you cringe, but a fascinating watch. there are others in this same genre that execute it much better though. i wouldn't watch this one twice. (not that i would watch any of the others twice either, but for different reasons)

  • Oct 10, 2019

    As a huge fan of Lanthimos I was rather dissatisfied with this film. By the end I felt somewhat cheated as it offered little payoff.

    As a huge fan of Lanthimos I was rather dissatisfied with this film. By the end I felt somewhat cheated as it offered little payoff.

  • Sep 30, 2019

    Horrible! Confusing!!! Writer was definitely abused sexually and physically for thinking of this crap!

    Horrible! Confusing!!! Writer was definitely abused sexually and physically for thinking of this crap!

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Its a different story to watch.

    Its a different story to watch.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Lanthimos feeds us with a puzzle, an oddity, with a variety of unordinary scenes. Simultaneously, this film promises a sedative so as not to panic and not go crazy. This psychological movie isn't for everyone but it is also very dark and difficult to enjoy. "Dogtooth" churns out a feeling with cold hands of Lanthimos from beginning to end, ultimately giving a double perception of the true meaning of this film. Just turn off the "c*nt" before watching this film.

    Lanthimos feeds us with a puzzle, an oddity, with a variety of unordinary scenes. Simultaneously, this film promises a sedative so as not to panic and not go crazy. This psychological movie isn't for everyone but it is also very dark and difficult to enjoy. "Dogtooth" churns out a feeling with cold hands of Lanthimos from beginning to end, ultimately giving a double perception of the true meaning of this film. Just turn off the "c*nt" before watching this film.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Pretty fucking weird. I dug it. Endi h was just a tad light on what id hoped for given the rest of the film. Great family movie. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the kids after church.

    Pretty fucking weird. I dug it. Endi h was just a tad light on what id hoped for given the rest of the film. Great family movie. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the kids after church.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Arduous nonsense. The movie seems to be an poor excuse to exhibit incest.

    Arduous nonsense. The movie seems to be an poor excuse to exhibit incest.