Straw Dogs Reviews

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January 10, 2019
A declining industry has invested over a million dollars In a new form of pornography for which the public are demonstrating they have an Insatiable appetite. That is the problem.
January 9, 2019
[T]hough doubtlessly reactionary, Straw Dogs has the heat of personal commitment and the authority of deep (if bitter) contemplation.
August 13, 2017
The questions it raises about sexual consent, masculinity, and humanity's penchant for violence are as urgent today as they were in 1971.
July 10, 2017
One of the most ambiguous, neurotic, and disturbing of all American films receives a revelatory new restoration, with supplements that ably grapple with its chaos.
December 29, 2011
A taut drama with great performances and a recipe for action and tension that modern-day thrillers could learn from.
October 1, 2011
But what if the mask of your neighbor tilts for a second and you catch a glimpse of the riot going on behind his face? What if you accidentally see the monster feasting on his prey? Now what if you're looking in the mirror?
September 24, 2011
It ends up hackneyed, unnecessary, and clichd, improved only by the A-list acting talent and slickness of the production values.
January 22, 2010
Ugliness that must be taken seriously
July 28, 2009
Anchored by Dustin Hoffman's seminal performance, Peckinpah's second masterpiece (after The Wild Bunch) is still one of the most provocative, controversial, and ambiguous explorations of actual violence and our reaction to screen violence.
July 16, 2009
The script... relies on shock and violence to tide it over weakness in development, shallow characterization and lack of motivation.
March 26, 2008
Gory and shocking.
April 1, 2007
Um assustador estudo sobre o animal interior do Homem que, mesmo moralista, conservador e misgino, impressiona por sua complexidade.
August 30, 2006
One of Sam Peckinpah's finest films, a relentless study in violence and machismo that is shocking, not only for its explicit gore, but for the degree to which it manipulates 'civilized' audiences.
December 9, 2005
Peckinpah's treatise on violence and masculinity is disturbing on a fundamental level... and equally difficult to forget.
December 5, 2005
A meaty uncompromising movie from the masterful Sam Peckinpah.
October 9, 2005
July 29, 2005
May 27, 2005
...Hoffman delivers a stunning, unforgettable performance.
November 21, 2004
A glimpse into the hell of our secret selves.
November 19, 2004
Peckinpah's semi-fascist tale works both ways: as a dream of male territorial revenge, and as female rape fantasy taken to a shockingly unexpected end.
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