Pound (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pound (1970)





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Movie Info

This allegorical film by Robert Downey finds humans all playing the role of animals in cages as they wait to be gassed. Flashbacks are used to tell the character's fantasies outside the cage. It is hard to tell if the characters are supposed to be animals, although a depressed prized fighter plays a boxer and a bald man is supposedly a Mexican hairless. Robert Downey Jr. makes an early film appearance as a puppy.


Lawrence Wolf
as Mexican Hairless
Ching Yeh
as Siamese Cat
George Morgan
as Irish Setter
Antonio Fargas
as Greyhound
Buddy Butler
as Singing Water Spaniel
Joe Madden
as Colonel
James Green
as Honky Killer
Carl Lee
as Thief
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Critic Reviews for Pound

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Part wacky comedy (with plenty of jailhouse humping), part existential allegory, Pound betrays its stage-play roots with too much actorly grandstanding but is peppered with ecstatic funk-powered freak-outs.

August 16, 2005 | Full Review…

The dog-human switcheroo isn't as straightforward as it should be

March 17, 2003

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