It's no Chinese Bookie, but fans of John will recognize a ton of subtle and direct parallels to his oeuvre. The cast is filled with more stars than a Mallick film, and they all killed it. I always wrote this off before seeing it as sort of a try hard riff on Larry Clark's "Bully" starring Justin Timberlake, but oh how wrong I was. "Bully" is still a favorite, but this is hands down the better film.
This movie is actually really good, with a really great soundtrack. My only thoughts about the film other wise was how the of the writing and tone progressed throughout the film. Even though it was based on some true events when i looked up the story to learn more the story I was not fully convinced certain things happened. However the film was good and it kept my attention the whole time.
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.
put it in the dictionary under lurid or leery. feels like someone ground together an episode of Oprah, Tony Scott's equally awful Domino and Boyz n the hood, with a script by Bret Easton Ellis. The younger cast is annoying as hell, and when the "tragic" denouement comes, I couldn't care less
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.