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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Goldthwait's movie, shot on video that makes it look dragged through puppy poop, is an unholy mess. But it also possesses a quick wit and an endearing tenderness toward Amy as honesty wrecks her life. It's sweet, doggone it. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Lacks the marquee names and production values of big studio romantic comedies, but it connects on an emotional level most of them fail to do. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Goldthwait explores his themes more thoughtfully than you'd expect, but ultimately, we know just how things will end. And what's subversive about that? show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Carnal, crazy and, most amazingly, heartwarming love story. show more

  • 75
    Premiere

    In the end, it's not Amy's secret that's the most shocking thing about Sleeping Dogs, it's Hamilton's fearless commitment to making what could have been just a cheap punch line into something warmer, richer, and far better. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's not exactly going to be on PETA's 10-best list. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    There are no laughs to be had here, though, unless you count nervous titters and frat-boy sniggers at the very thought of, you know. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Hamilton, in her movie debut, is a find: the kinkstress next door. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    [Goldthwait] handles it beautifully, crafting from such rough stuff something astoundingly sweet and sharply funny about forgiveness, unconditional love, tenderness, and the things we hide just to get ourselves from one day to the next. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Rather than the escalating gross-out spectacular it could have been, Sleeping Dogs Lie is an unexpectedly thoughtful look at what it takes to make relationships work. show more

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