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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 27, 2004
Has an unusually high ratio of laughs per minute.
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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
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Gene Seymour
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
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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
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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-
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Justine Elias
Village Voice
February 19, 2002
As crimes go, writer-director Michael Kalesniko's How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is slight but unendurable.
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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