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Man Bites Dog Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
August 26, 2011
An important film, yes, but one frequently surpassed and out-subverted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 25, 2012
It proves that a catchy title does not necessarily make for a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 4, 2002
Joins I Stand Alone and Funny Games on the list of maddeningly recondite European films that exploit the violence-in-media subtext to hide their sick, voyeuristic fantasies.
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Harsh, unflinching and sinfully enjoyable.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
September 27, 2007
This is an original, a stark and (sorry) biting work far more complex, both stylistically and thematically, than first meets the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
November 2, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] Self-reflexive social satire rarely comes with such a hilarious fury of black humor as it does in this ingenious mockumentary about filming a serial killer's pursuits.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Null
October 6, 2002
A black comedy that's as dark as night, Man Bites Dog is a worthy successor to A Clockwork Orange as this generation's most telling and unflinching look at our views on violence.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Eric Melin
October 1, 2005
a strikingly original satire carried out with unbelievable deadpan humor
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
The film's absurdly dark humor comes with a price tag, and after a while the continuously mindless and pointless killings begin to exact a numbing toll on the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 6, 2002
a deeply compelling, if ultimately confused, indictment of screen violence as entertainment, one that continues to shock and confound
| Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
December 25, 2006
Misunderstood, this original belgian film is a stairical stab at serial killers, our new "cultural icons"; the moral was misinterpreted by some critics.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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