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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
This is an agreeable but hardly challenging film, a movie perfect for a night by the fire when you want to curl up and relax.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005
A minor film that's no more than a trifle with some comic touches
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 31, 2004
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| Original Score: 3/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 27, 2004
Has an unusually high ratio of laughs per minute.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 24, 2003
...a good film that must have baffled the folks in the marketing department.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2002
Kalesniko manages to keep all this stuff entertainingly cynical and doesn't let the ever-present sentimental goop overcome his story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
October 14, 2002
An offbeat, nimble and surprisingly winning little 'life comedy' [that] captures with entertaining aplomb the spry whimsy of a writer's brain in action.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide
June 29, 2002
A succinct effort to explore how our relationships force us to re-evaluate what we want out of life at the most inopportune and unexpected of times.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 26, 2002
A film that will likely not "wow" anyone over...but entertaining from a character point of view
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
March 3, 2002
Run, don't walk, to see this barbed and bracing comedy on the big screen.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2002
Falsehoods pile up, undermining the movie's reality and stifling its creator's comic voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 24, 2002
A surprising drama about the emptiness of cynicism when stacked up against the bounties of compassion.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 22, 2002
Kenneth Branagh's energetic sweet-and-sour performance as a curmudgeonly British playwright grounds this overstuffed, erratic dramedy in which he and his improbably forbearing wife contend with craziness and child-rearing in Los Angeles.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2002
... comes alive only when it switches gears to the sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5

E! Online
February 22, 2002
Despite the top-quality talent and some occasionally witty shots on the vanity of Hollywood, this Dog simply isn't best in show.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 22, 2002
Mordantly funny and intimately knowing ...
February 22, 2002
This slight slice of L.A. life is distinguished by two fine, subtle performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 22, 2002
Audiences conditioned to getting weepy over saucer-eyed, downy-cheeked moppets and their empathetic caretakers will probably feel emotionally cheated by the film's tart, sugar-free wit.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Megan Turner
New York Post
February 22, 2002
A wordy wisp of a comedy.
| Original Score: 2/4
Andy Klein
New Times
February 22, 2002
This toothless Dog, already on cable, loses all bite on the big screen.
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