Dogville Reviews

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June 5, 2019
A bold, beautiful work of art.
January 10, 2018
Kidman has never lacked the courage to perform in innovative productions on stage and screen, such as The Blue Room and Eyes Wide Shut. In this film, which is a bit of both, she acquits herself gamely.
January 9, 2018
For its exuberance and its difference, its fine performances and its devastating finale, Dogville is essential viewing.
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.
June 3, 2008
These elements come together to form a movie that is clinically ironic but also unique, inspired, and quite sublime.
July 30, 2007
This minimalist, digital-video-shot film has its own cinematic flash and thunder, and does things only movies can do.
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.
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.
May 13, 2005
May 3, 2005
Manages to strike a poignant chord as a more general denunciation of humanity's latent tendencies for malicious selfishness.
March 22, 2005
'Rich with meaning or a sublime prank, Dogville gets to you.'
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.
November 20, 2004
Almost three hours long, Dogville is a trial. But it's brilliant ...
August 5, 2004
aesthetically sparse and thematically audacious, the searing work of a genuine provocateur
July 20, 2004
A masterpiece.
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.
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.
May 13, 2004
It's a tough sit through tough questions.
May 10, 2004
...an experience that's both grueling and, in its way, glorious.
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