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Dog Pound

Not Rated In Theaters 03/29/2013 , 88min.
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Critic score based on 8 reviews

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Total Film
With largely improvised dialogue and a cast including genuine ex-offenders, Chapiron captures a powerful stench of authenticity. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Dog Pound only rarely finds the live-wire energy needed to make up for its amateur cast and staunch adherence to well-worn archetypes: cell-block bullies, sadistic guards, fresh-fish innocents, etc. Neither the film’s bark nor its bite leaves much of a mark. Full Review
Eric Kohn
Chapiron stubbornly avoids an uplifting message, portraying his dangerous setting as a demonstration of virility that leads to madness. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Although it has a visceral intensity, this teen-centered prison movie doesn't avoid the familiar tropes of its genre. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Kim Chapiron, proves an excellent choreographer of brutality...But without a strong political point (unlike its source material), Dog Pound feels hollow and hopeless. Full Review

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