Rich in unexpected pathos, enhanced by its grimy, raw cinematography and bolstered by volcanic emoting from the entire cast. Pou-Soi understands that true tragedies are human tragedies, and though commonly recognized as one of the more nihilistic films of recent times, "Dog Bite Dog" is deeply sympathetic, eventually optimistic and meaningful at its core.
This cop-action film is unrelenting and merciless, if thoughtful. Is Chen's character the cold-blooded, kill-machine in the 1st Terminator, or does he deserve pity? Does Lee's hero-cop make Dirty Harry look like a Boy Scout? Sucking you into its humane dark-underbelly, you'll realize it isn’t a clear-cut moral tale like many action films. As in life, it's about perspective: the world is always shades of grey.
Rough aesthetics and a fantastic sound design with some quasi archaic moments when the human bodies seem to turn into fighting animals. Furthermore, the film is centered around the questions of love, protection and responsibility in a very special way.