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  1. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Dog Pound

    Better than the Scum movies (aside from the unneeded music,) due to an increase of realism in its dialogue ear/acting that makes the emotion and purpose stronger. It lacks the ugly documentary style of the original for a more polished, if captivating palette, but this time it feels genuinely like the way-of-talk and acting is by real prisoners, not actors. Thus, its icy heart rips its own self out more brutally.

  2. Ilona Buffet's rating of the film Dog Pound

    You think you know those prison movies but then you watch this. Fresh but scary.

  3. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Dog Pound

    Remake of SCUM, Alan Clarke (1977). The changes to the script from the original, do not bring anything. Otherwise, the film remains a pretty good adaptation of a shock masterpiece. === Remake de SCUM, d'Alan CLARKE (1977). Les changements au scénario par rapport au film d'origine n'apportent rien. Sinon, le film reste une assez bonne adaptation d'un chef d'oeuvre-choc.

  4. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Dog Pound

  5. mpho3's rating of the film Dog Pound

    I agree with freelance reviewer Philip Kemp's statement that "With largely improvised dialogue and a cast including genuine ex-offenders, Chapiron captures a powerful stench of authenticity." However, for me, the predictable plotting and inevitability of the violence and misogynistic overtones diminish the film's accomplishments. 3.5 stars

  6. Tuna Ozkasap's rating of the film Dog Pound

    I loved the characters, violence bears violence.

  7. J. O.'s rating of the film Dog Pound

    "Dog Pound" is adolescent, in both its characters and its realization. As a remake of Alan Clarke's brilliant "Scum", it is essentially a pubescent version. Pubescent in the way that it over-emphasized violence that need not be, perhaps for shock value, but failed to emphasize some major character evolution going on within Butch. Worth watching, but at times is too over the top to make a sociological statement.

  8. CVH's rating of the film Dog Pound

    rated 'Dog Pound' 5 out of 5 stars

  9. Valu2009's rating of the film Dog Pound

    A strong movie. Maybe the script is not the best thing in the world, but I really loved the camera work and the atmosphere of meaningless violence. People without hope, you can tell it from the first minute.

  10. Pouya G. Asadi's rating of the film Dog Pound

    Had to settle for DVD. Bring the film to Chicago!!!! Gene Siskel Center will give it a two week run!