The Dog Reviews

October 2, 2014
Questions of identity reverberate through The Dog, a documentary by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren that chronicles Wojtowicz's storied and terribly sad life.
August 21, 2014
There's a brashness to this documentary that sneaks up on you.
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.
Top Critic
August 8, 2014
It'll leave you alternately amused and slack-jawed in astonishment.
August 8, 2014
"The Dog" is a humbly extraordinary film.
August 7, 2014
Outrageous, funny and sad.
August 7, 2014
The film is a real "whew"-factor yarn, a hearty soup of thick accents, bold personalities and complicated motives, with an unmistakable taste of charismatic, ornery American hedonism.
August 7, 2014
As a portrait of a life lived strangely-and if you asked its subject, perfectly, with no regrets-The Dog is charming.
August 7, 2014
Part of what makes Mr. Wojtowicz such a fascinating character is that he seemed to rotate identities as easily as other people change socks, and without angst.
August 6, 2014
Keraudren's documentary fills in many fascinating details of Wojtowicz's life ...
August 6, 2014
Directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren fill "The Dog" with terrific archival footage that captures the feel, look and sound of a bygone, character-filled era.
August 6, 2014
For all its eye-opening material, The Dog still feels unfinished, but for students of New York scuzziness, it's an essential addition.
August 5, 2014
What makes The Dog so compelling isn't Wojtowicz's cinematic imprint but the place in history that was very likely denied him by chance and his own irascibility.
July 14, 2014
Working as both an unofficial Dog Day sequel and unconventional overview of New York gay culture from the past 40 years, The Dog combines archival footage, still photographs, and testaments from many of those who knew Wojtowicz well.
July 14, 2014
How often Hollywood embellishes. How rare, then, to find a documentary like The Dog, in which we discover that, if anything, Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon left out much of the incredible story behind its 1972 hostage crisis.
July 14, 2014
Vintage material and first-hand accounts add to engaging expansion on the true-crime tale.
September 25, 2013
Makes for very entertaining viewing, though it hardly feels necessary.