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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Reviews

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December 5, 2001
Mildly amusing.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 4, 2017
Fails to overcome its vapid drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2002
Falsehoods pile up, undermining the movie's reality and stifling its creator's comic voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2002
Disjointed parody.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 22, 2002
A wordy wisp of a comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2002
It's a trifle of a movie, with a few laughs surrounding an unremarkable soft center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2002
As crimes go, writer-director Michael Kalesniko's How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is slight but unendurable.
February 21, 2002
It seems to have been more fun for Branagh to play than it is for us to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 22, 2002
... has its moments, but ultimately, its curmudgeon doesn't quite make the cut of being placed on any list of favorites.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 22, 2002
This toothless Dog, already on cable, loses all bite on the big screen.
February 22, 2002
... comes alive only when it switches gears to the sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 3, 2005
A minor film that's no more than a trifle with some comic touches
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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-
October 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2004
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Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2004
Has an unusually high ratio of laughs per minute.
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
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
February 22, 2002
Mordantly funny and intimately knowing ...
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