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Johnny Mad Dog (2011)

Johnny Mad Dog (2011)

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Movie Info

About child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.

Cast

Christophe Minie
as Johnny Mad Dog
Dagbeh Tweh
as No Good Advice
Barry Chernoh
as Small Devil
Mohammed Sesay
as Butterfly
Joseph Duo
as Never Die

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Critic Reviews for Johnny Mad Dog

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

The movie is harrowing and hard to forget. But just when you think there's no hope, Sauvaire throws in a tearful moment of redemption.

January 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sauvaire, hesitating between a protest picture and a glam-squalid imagist orgy, only succeeds in scattering human rubble across the screen.

January 18, 2011 | Full Review…

Basically, talented French director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire has too much style on his hands. His film isn't as amorally grandiose as City of God. Nor does it achieve the hulking tragedy of Gomorrah.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film sees war as a deadener of moral and physical inhibition, a paradoxical state where there are no winners or losers, just the living and the dead. Stunning.

October 23, 2009 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A fearsome plunge into the world of child soldiers in present-day West Africa.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Johnny Mad Dog is an assaultive fiction about Liberian child soldiers.

May 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Johnny Mad Dog

½

Powerful insight into the psyche of child soldiers with a mesmerising central performance and a real driving energy but shrouded in the darkness of the subject material.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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