Straw Dogs Reviews

January 9, 2019
[T]hough doubtlessly reactionary, Straw Dogs has the heat of personal commitment and the authority of deep (if bitter) contemplation.
July 16, 2009
The script... relies on shock and violence to tide it over weakness in development, shallow characterization and lack of motivation.
October 23, 2004
The most offensive thing about the movie is its hypocrisy; it is totally committed to the pornography of violence, but lays on the moral outrage with a shovel.
August 5, 2003
Upon first viewing, it seems like a straightforward film, but the more one watches it, the more tension one sees in the relationship between the couple.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Peckinpah has made some good films (Ride the High Country) and a couple of great films (The Wild Bunch, The Ballad of Cable Hogue) -- which may be why Straw Dogs is a special disappointment.
December 19, 2001
Eyes Wide Shut -- and the cooked-up debates surrounding it -- are only about sex in the head. Peckinpah gives you sex as a kick in the groin, a jolt to the brain and a shot to the heart.