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Dogman Reviews

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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
April 12, 2019
With bite to back up its bark, this taut character-driven thriller benefits from a dark sense of quirky humor and a surprisingly empathetic protagonist.
April 12, 2019
Instead of sentimentalizing his character, Mr. Fonte gives a superbly austere performance, with comic dimensions, in which Marcello becomes a haunted, and haunting, enigma.
April 12, 2019
Dogman continuously blurs the line between dream and reality, painting a grim world that could at any moment be revealed to be a facade.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 12, 2019
At its best, when we can live "Dogman" through Marcello's eyes, the movie keeps reminding you of that opening, of people and animals, menace and kindness, and the cages we sometimes don't realize we've made for ourselves.
April 12, 2019
Despite its hard message, Dogman comes across as sympathetic for any gentle soul trying to make a deal with the devil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2019
Garrone's forte, as ever, is to layer the brutish with the beautiful, and to find grace in dereliction.
April 11, 2019
Marcello may remain a mystery, but the thing that makes Dogman worth checking out is the actor who portrays him. It's a performance that never barks too loudly, but leaves you with an unmistakable bite.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 11, 2019
Garrone is a virtuoso of pain and terror, which can be overwhelming, despite the flourishes of comedy.
April 10, 2019
[The writers] clearly want to...explore the limits of human kindness, but they do so in the worst way by not justifying the film's inciting incident.
April 7, 2019
If you like gangsters and love dogs, this movie is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 7, 2019
The film only succeeds at evoking a firm sense of place and an accompanying air of alluring grotesquerie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2019
Fonte is brilliant in his portrayal of a hapless weakling, trying to scrape and deal and survive amid a society of derelicts. Pesce skillfully transforms his character from thug to a sort of rabid attack dog that preys on the fear of townsfolk.
March 29, 2019
Dark, absorbing, [and] beautifully acted.
March 25, 2019
Harrowing and frustrating modern Western about a small man trying to deal with a huge bully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2019
A savage, masterly look at just how far one man can be pushed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 5, 2019
reveals the limited room for power play amongst those living - in various kinds of cages - on the outer edge of Italian society.
January 29, 2019
A character study rather than the conventional thriller hinted at by its gangster trappings... In little more than 90 minutes, [Marcello Fonte] completes the unlikely metamorphosis from a Mr Bean to an El Greco.
January 23, 2019
Dogman is a passionately allegorical tale for the modern-day enabler.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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