• Alpha Dog (2007)

Alpha Dog

Release Date: January 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2007

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Teenage dealer Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends kidnap the impressionable younger brother (Anton Yelchin) of a junkie (Ben Foster) who refuses to pay his drug debt. Things change unexpectedly when Frankie (Justin Timberlake), one of Johnny's pals, befriends the youth.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Chris Marquette, Anton Yelchin, Harry Dean Stanton

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Genres: Docudrama , Crime drama

Production Co: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Best friend, Engaging, Brother, Escape, Friend, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    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
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

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

  • 75
    Claudia PuigUSA 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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