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Dogman Reviews

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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.
June 17, 2019
Dogman illustrates the ruinous effects organized crime can have on even its most puppyish bit players.
May 16, 2019
Matteo Garrone returns to the criminal underworld decade after mobster film Gomorrah. There's plenty of bite in this canine tale filled with drugs, thugs and a remarkable performance by Marcello Fonte.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 11, 2019
Captivating gem.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 10, 2019
The tension is masterfully held by its dueling lead actors, both of whom have the easy naturalism of non-professionals.
May 10, 2019
Garrone's narrative builds toward an explosive ending that leaves Marcello alone and abandoned against the decaying landscape of the town where he has tried so hard to fit in.
May 10, 2019
The director, who wrote the screenplay with help from a squad of six other writers, frames his characters with precision in their natural habitat.
May 10, 2019
Too few films have the courage to see their premise to such an inexorably poignant conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2019
Although Dogman suffers from a few plot holes, it is a visually gorgeous character study that shows you can kick a dog only so many times before he bites back-even if he's the runt of the litter.
May 9, 2019
It may ultimately end with a whimper, rather than a growl, but the marvelous Fonte holds our attention, throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 7, 2019
"Dogman" begins as a compelling morality tale about the price of loyalty and personal compromise, but turns out to be a strangely indeterminate - and numbingly familiar - portrait of human nature at its most bestial and self-defeating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2019
Matteo Garrone is arguably one of the most talented filmmakers working today. In his latest film, Dogman, he creates a fable with a clear lesson, but an unclear conscience.
May 4, 2019
The most desolate and hopeless setting outside of dystopian fiction can be found in Matteo Garrone's new film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2019
Cannes award winner Marcello Fonte triumphs as gnomish dog groomer contending with troll-like criminal in rundown seaside town.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 1, 2019
The movie is a parable about what happens if we allow the takers, the bullies, and the ego-monsters to dictate our lives unopposed; as such, it's relevant to history and to today's headlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2019
It may not be a valid reaction as I watched "Dogman's" story unfold, but I had a strong feeling that writer-director Matteo Garrone had read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 30, 2019
Visionary director Garrone suffers a mind-boggling misjudgment with his latest feature.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 25, 2019
A bare-bones breakdown of Matteo Garrone's David-and-Goliath parable hardly does justice to the violent agony and modest ecstasy you get on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2019
"Dogman" is a strange case: Great actor, great character, but a story that's like an overstretched anecdote infused with art-film portent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2019
A film of the most beautiful of losers, too abstract for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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