Boasting an exciting cast and provocative script, it's easy to enjoy watching the irrational stoners in this poorly crafted B-flick. I don't think I've ever noticed worse continuity editing, but I don't really care too much since the film leaves a deep impression.
70/100 - Good.
A remarkable cast that somehow all feel like they are reaching - Sharon Stone overwrought in a fat suit, Justin Timberlake head to toe in tattoos, Emile Hirsch acting hard as fuck. It's all pretty laughable if everyone wasn't so committed. Ben Forster and Anton Yelchin (RIP) are fantastic. There are genuinely great moments sprinkled inside, but the entire project seems over done - shooting anamorphically for example?
Being a film that is now 10 years old, watching Alpha Dogs for the first time was an enjoyable experience. The young cast and their performances were impeccably on point, especially from Timberlake, Hirsch and Yelchin. Also, the fact that it is an LA-based story makes it one of interest to me, and the cinematography brings across both the beauty and more salacious sides of the city and its suburbs. See this film.
Cassavetes probably thought he was making some cutting edge film about disaffected youth. Done so much better previously. Terrible and out of touch. The Sharon stone monologue in a bad fat suit is laughable
A little overdone. But if they would have toned down the exploitation of drug use and reckless teenage behavior this would have been an even more effective film. Many haters missed the point of this film. There were some great performances, even from Timberlake. I can see how the Hollywood factor played a big part that almost ruined the film, but it definitely was not a bad film.