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Dogman Reviews

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November 25, 2019
Matteo Garrone fully unfolds his narrative resources in a remarkable handling of irony and suspense. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 26, 2019
A very uncomfortable film, but I liked it a lot anyways.
September 24, 2019
It's a pleasure - of sorts - to see the director back with such well-crafted and vibrantly realised characters, caught once again in his nightmarish cinematic web of loneliness and self-delusion.
September 9, 2019
A bleak but fascinating study in crime, character and toxic masculinity from the director of the acclaimed 2008 Neapolitan Mafia movie Gomorrah.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2019
It's obvious that Marcello the dogman is not just the keeper of a pooch parlour, he has a full set of dog-like instincts.
August 30, 2019
With his hugely expressive eyes, Fonte (an amateur actor in a community centre drama that Garrone met by chance) is a major reason Dogman works so devastatingly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 30, 2019
Suffused with a very dark vein of black humour, the film is dramatically tense and emotionally raw.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 30, 2019
[Matteo] Garrone returns to the grim, violent mood of his Gomorrah here, although the perspective is more intimate and personal than that film, and we're left much less sure about where our loyalties should lie.
August 28, 2019
Marcello is a humble dog groomer who nurses a soft spot for canines giant and tiny along with a tidy sideline in cocaine supply.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2019
Dogman can be unpleasant to watch, as films about bullying commonly are. But on its own terms it's well-made and even gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2019
Garrone originally wanted Roberto Benigni for this role, for his ability to combine humor with pathos; the unschooled Fonte is able to provide those same qualities without the hysterical mugging Benigni often slips into.
August 9, 2019
Dogman is Matteo Garrone's best movie because it fuses the exact description of a hostile Southern Italy with a powerful story. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 9, 2019
Dogman returns Matteo Garrone to the areas of moral dilemmas, social tragicomedy, and genre cinema that he manages so well, where he is able to construct unique and fascinating worlds. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 7, 2019
Fonte is fantastic [...] but if the narrative he's beholden to won't let me invest in his journey, it's all for naught.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 1, 2019
A grand and noble film. [Full review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
The story is framed, staged, illuminated, and acted with that kind of esthetic conviction, narrative force, and passion for intensity that has allowed Italian cinema to fascinate so many times throughout history. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 26, 2019
The latest from Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gamorrah) is a fascinating character study about a small dog with a big bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2019
At its core, this film is about bullies, and the ways people cave to their will and normalize their behaviour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 20, 2019
A first-rate character study and morality play, set inside a rough-and-tumble drama from the mob world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2019
Director Garone's dark drama is fueled by allegory and a standout performance by actor Marcello Fonte in his debut lead role.
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