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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Timberlake walks off with the movie. Too bad it's not worth stealing. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The whole thing is dizzying, like "Moulin Rouge" without songs and dances extolling love. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Don't be fooled by the presence of some pretty-boy actors: Alpha Dog is a gritty, gut-wrenching and disturbing film. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There's more voyeurism going on here, and less insight into a certain culture (the young and the wasted), than the filmmakers would probably admit to, but the performances are scarily real, and the outcome, well, is just scary. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Who would have thought that a real-life tale of sex, drugs and murder could be so instantly forgettable? show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Around the midpoint Alpha Dog becomes less sociological and more personal, developing a real sense of suspense. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Cassavetes' instincts are spot-on, particularly when it comes to casting Timberlake in what turns out to be the most important role in the film. He manages to be both reprehensible and deeply charismatic, and winds up stealing the picture. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Alpha Dog isn't a happy movie, but it's dramatically solid and the impressions it leaves will not be easily shaken. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Like "Rebel", directed by Nicholas Ray, this film excels at capturing the nervous posturing of adolescent boys marking their territory by pissing on each other's shoes. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Justin Timberlake shows that he can do more as an actor than just take his shirt off - though he does that a lot as well - in the irresponsible, uncommercial but surprisingly watchable Alpha Dog. show more

  • January 19, 2009 Tabbi
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    it was awsome i would recamend it toall my bffs

  • June 26, 2008 DylanG2020
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    This movie has a very good plot and couldn't be anymore thrilling! Alpha Dog is worth evrey penny and is a must see. This movie will have you saying WOW! Alpha Dog is a great movie!!!!

  • June 26, 2008 Sixpackabs452
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    Very good movie well acted emile and justin played good parts in the movie so did ben foster i just feel bad for Nick Markowitz (the real person kidnapped) we just wanted to be cool its a life lesson that we cant trust everyone no matter how cool we want to be if u remember that justin in the movie asked him to run many times but the kid just wanted to be cool and hang out

  • May 22, 2008 kmartin06xx
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    bad actingbad movie..this movie blows

  • May 22, 2008 karlalopezspice
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    Iam mad because he had to play an disgusting part witch I truely hate!!! Iam very upset!!

  • May 22, 2008 cskychad52
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    in1945 a young girl named katu lata kulu came over to america from africa in a gray boat. A mysterious man killed her by cutting the word " LATUALATUKA" into her back. Now that you have read this message she will come to your house on a full moon and still your soul unless you follow these directions: Retype this message 3 more movie comments.

  • May 22, 2008 tbga2005
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    this movie is dramatic but that is what makes a good movie!!!justin timberlake rocks!!!!

  • May 22, 2008 felineavenueb6
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    felineofavenueb6Go JT!"DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS""

  • May 22, 2008 bubsbunny08
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    i dont understand why they dont just try to trust the hostage. they never told his brother exactly that they had zack. so why dont they go wit there original plan to send him home and greese him up idk this movie will frustrate you.

  • May 22, 2008 Eddie
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    This movie is just okay. I have seen worse movies. Geez, do they really need the F-word in every sentence?

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