2.7 stars. I do not know if the world needed a droll-nasty-stupid hybrid of Michael Haneke and Harmony Korine but this is what we've got! Pair it with some woozy ambient music and you basically have an extended 'Jam/ Blue Jam' sketch. I do not know if it is admirable to make an aesthetic out of irritation, but he got a reaction out of me... *sotto voice* and I liked all the twee shit.
Dogtooth is original on its premise of force childhood. Its subject has been played with before, but the film does it at a whole, new level. The film doesn't hold back on the family, showing every little detail of their lives. What makes Dogtooth special is not its common theme, but the way it is executed.
61/100 (Güzel fikir ancak berbat içerik. Yine çok büyük bir abartı ile karşı karşıyayız. Verilen korumacı, totaliter ve kapitalist devlet eleştirisi çok ama çok iyiydi. Bana Çin'i hatırlattı. Bunun yanı sıra minimalist çekim de güzeldi ancak konunun işlenişi tam anlamıyla rezalet. Bir çok mantık hatası, bir çok cevabı aranan soru ile dolu. Benim için son zamanların en büyük hayal kırıklığı oldu diyebilirim.)
Bizarre, bleak, and one of the most brilliant/original films you'll ever experience. Watching Dogtooth is watching something so ugly and beautiful simultaneously. The film revolves around the kids of a family that have made their own strange reality; they are not allowed to go outside and see the world their parents tell them about to disastrous effects. Watching Dogtooth will make you a better human, genuinely.
Etonnante et cinglante allégorie sur les possibles méfaits évidents de l'éducation, les contemporaines phobies sécuritaires de l'enfermement, l'oppression de l'amour (parental) poussé dans ses ultimes retranchements paranoïaques, d'une inventivité scénaristique stupéfiante d'originalité élémentaire et de cohérence logique... www.cinefiches.com
The aesthetic approach is faultless; the balance between deadpan farce & brutal perversion perfectly judged. The satire on domestic abuse as metaphor for some socio-political commentary seems only more relevant in our post-truth era of fear-mongering & alternative facts, & like the similar thematic concerns of Shyamalan's The Village, holds a black mirror to the face of the modern-world. A staggeringly original work.