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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-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 31, 2004
| 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
Noah Davis
October 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
June 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
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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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2002
Neighbor's Dog operates at a consistent chuckle pitch that frequently gives way to guffaws.
| Original Score: B-
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
February 21, 2002
... very funny, very enjoyable ...
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2002
Branagh, in his most forceful non-Shakespeare screen performance, grounds even the softest moments in the angry revolt of his wit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
January 26, 2002
Thank goodness writer-director Michael Kalesniko found someone as verbally nimble as Kenneth Branagh to keep the whole enterprise afloat. He manages, but just barely.
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
A minor film that's no more than a trifle with some comic touches
| Original Score: 2/5
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