The Dog Reviews

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August 20, 2014
Whatever parts truth or delusion or braggadocio, 'The Dog' is an irresistible picture of the man, the place and the times.
August 16, 2014
A rich dessert served in a slightly too-hearty portion size, The Dog flirts with deeper truths about lives surrendered to the pursuit of fame but never totally punches through.
August 15, 2014
Wojtowicz is a publicity slut, plain and simple, but that's clearly the darker side of this relatively even-tempered and rather unobjectionable documentary because it highlights the beginning of a modern phenomenon.
August 15, 2014
I'd recommend The Dog for the quotability factor alone. "I'm like Babe Ruth," Wojtowicz brags. "But I'm the gay Babe Ruth."
August 15, 2014
As a fascinating pop culture artifact, this film is hard to beat.
August 15, 2014
The documentary, directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, is the study of a man in love with his own legend.
August 14, 2014
Sidney Lumet's Oscar-winning Dog Day Afternoon was based on a true story - and John Wojtowicz doesn't even try to hide his glee in sharing every juicy, crazed detail in revealing documentary, The Dog.
August 14, 2014
The result does justice to their subject's foul-mouthed charm and braggadocio.
August 14, 2014
In numerous interviews that careen from profane braggadocio to tender reminiscence, the lustily bisexual Wojtowicz comes across as almost bizarrely self-satisfied.
August 14, 2014
The film keeps you riveted, yet its achievement is finally more humanistic than cinematic.
August 14, 2014
[A] portrait of a man who emerges as much more than the flamboyant character Pacino brought to life.
August 10, 2014
You simply couldn't find a better subject for a movie than this inscrutable man, full of contradictions.
August 9, 2014
As entertaining as The Dog is, it never quite convinces that its bullet-point review of Wojtowicz's sexual exploits is necessary or that its subject merits the level of attention afforded to him.
August 8, 2014
As he sits there regaling tales of his youth ... insulting everyone who ever gave him the time of day, and trying to eke fame and money out of an illegal act, I found him a deeply uncomfortable watch.
Top Critic
August 8, 2014
It'll leave you alternately amused and slack-jawed in astonishment.
August 8, 2014
"The Dog" is the story behind the familiar story of "Dog Day Afternoon" and it answers any and all questions about the man and his motivations.
August 8, 2014
What's left of Wojtowicz is merely a story of one day in his lifetime, and maybe that was good enough for him.
August 8, 2014
Wojtowicz is quite the character and whether one views him as a criminal or an altruist, he's a unique host (who often tries to direct his own segments)...a fascinating look at one of New York City's most notorious and unlikely personalities.
August 8, 2014
"The Dog" is a humbly extraordinary film.
August 7, 2014
Outrageous, funny and sad.
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