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Based on 39 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Mischievous, singular and profound. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Not for everyone. It is darkly funny, intellectually challenging and obliquely didactic. It also grows bleaker over the course of its nearly three-hour running time. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A symphony for tin ears, a sniggering assessment of human nature delivered with the faux-lofty tone of a Lexus commercial. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Either an airless allegory about opportunistic Americans or another one of the director's parables of female persecution. OK, maybe it's both. But life is too short for three hours of misanthropy and misogyny. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Surprises, repulses and provokes. It's also brilliant and infuriating, wise and naïve, outrageous yet unforgettable. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Von Trier sets the action on a theatrical stage, spotlighting the existential isolation that weighs on people who don't seek larger visions of life, individuality, and community. Challenging, dramatic, provocative. show more

  • 100
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Intentionally designed to rile as much as entertain. show more

  • 100
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    If nothing else can be said of Dogville, it's a film that is like nothing else. show more

  • 100
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    It really is a masterpiece--von Trier's first, as it happens. show more

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