G-Dog (2013)

G-Dog (2013)




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G-DOG is about second chances - about a charismatic visionary who launched the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the US, now an international model, Homeboy Industries. G-DOG tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. His name is Father Greg Boyle (G-Dog to his homies) and he works by a powerful idea: "Nothing stops a bullet like a job." G-Dog's unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members. His Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, with a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life, is global in influence - Manchester, Toronto, Hamburg, Rio and more. It provides tattoo removal, job training, counseling, yoga, fatherhood and substance abuse classes - all free. It's the one place in the 'hood that turns lives around: swapping violence for community and building toward a future of hope. (c) CineDigm
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Critic Reviews for G-Dog

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

G-Dog belongs to a long line of feel-good documentaries that win audience awards at film festivals and make you feel like a jerk for not liking them.

Full Review… | April 27, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Doc offers an inspiring case study in acceptance-centric rehab model.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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You don't have to believe in God to believe that Father Greg Boyle is doing God's work.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Movie Metropolis

Inspiring docu about gang intervention program in LA.

Full Review… | April 29, 2013
Common Sense Media

Freida Mock's doc about Father Boyle and Homeboy Industries is a strong, vibrant, resolute film that captures the essence of the miracles happening in downtown L.A.

Full Review… | July 13, 2012

What Homeboy Industries means to these men and women -- usually young, often felons -- is the focal point of Freida Lee Mock's inspiring documentary.

Full Review… | June 27, 2012
UR Chicago Magazine

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