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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Married couple David (James Marsden) and Amy (Kate Bosworth) move to her hometown of Blackwater, Miss., after her father's death. They have a plan to renovate Amy's old home and prepare it for sale while David works on his latest screenplay. However, the sophisticated couple's arrival stirs resentment and suspicion among the locals, especially from Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård), Amy's former boyfriend. Tension continues to build, leading to an extremely violent confrontation.

Cast: James Marsden , Kate Bosworth , Alexander Skarsgård , James Woods , Dominic Purcell , Rhys Coiro , Billy Lush , Laz Alonso

Director: Rod Lurie

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Straw Dogs (2011)

Release Date: September 16th, 2011|1 hr. 50 min.

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fan reviews ( 21 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Peckinpah rubbed our noses in the bloodlust. Lurie invites objectivity. He gets strong, complex performances from actors who won't be painted into corners. show more

  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Rod Lurie's heated but empty-headed remake re-creates the original's trudge toward savagery but can't re-create its social context - and doesn't bring anything new to the table. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Even by today's standards, some scenes are jaw-dropping in their bloodshed. To that end, Lurie accomplishes some of what Peckinpah evoked 40 years ago. show more

  • December 29, 2011 aladc2001
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    One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Incoherent nonsense. Anyone who gave this movie a good review is doing it out of spite. They just want you to waste two hours of your life like they did. The movie earned one star for the fight scene at the end. If you like action then the last 15 minutes is worth a look. watching the whole movie is pointless.

  • December 28, 2011 Tiff
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    This movie was pretty bad.

  • October 01, 2011 emedina2k5
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    It was an ok movie....

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