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Dogville Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Thought provoking with its dense and intense themes, Dogville highlights the best and the worst in us all; the emotions it agitates are hard to shake.
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 3, 2008
These elements come together to form a movie that is clinically ironic but also unique, inspired, and quite sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
This minimalist, digital-video-shot film has its own cinematic flash and thunder, and does things only movies can do.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
An exceptionally literary film that at the same time employs extremely theatrical set design. Leave it to the mad genius of Denmark to kick cinema's ass once again.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Bold stylistic decisions reinforce the themes of the narrative, while a strong story and convincing performances prove equal to the task of carrying such an extended running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 92/100
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Manages to strike a poignant chord as a more general denunciation of humanity's latent tendencies for malicious selfishness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
March 22, 2005
'Rich with meaning or a sublime prank, Dogville gets to you.'
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
December 6, 2004
[Von Trier] portrays intense evil to make us wonder at the resilience and generosity of Grace, that 'alabaster' saint who exemplifies her name ... to a point.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004
Almost three hours long, Dogville is a trial. But it's brilliant ...
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
aesthetically sparse and thematically audacious, the searing work of a genuine provocateur
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
A masterpiece.
| Original Score: 90/100
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 28, 2004
It's the best stage play you've ever attended, and you feel as if you're right in the middle of it.
| Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 14, 2004
You get the feeling that von Trier, up on his soapbox, couldn't find it in his heart to make some necessary cuts. He should have thrown his ego to the dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
May 13, 2004
It's a tough sit through tough questions.
| Original Score: 5/5
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
May 10, 2004
...an experience that's both grueling and, in its way, glorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 4, 2004
This examination of selfishness, xenophobia and the human ability to rationalize acts of horror may have audience members squirming not with outrage but recognition...
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
April 30, 2004
Can be extreme though (von Trier's) observations on culture are astute.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 29, 2004
You can loathe Dogville because it represents the basest ideas of human greed and cruelty, but you can't deny that it makes those ideas feel frighteningly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 28, 2004
Dogville is irrevocably a movie of our times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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