A Boy and His Dog
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Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is set in a post-apocalyptic future where canned goods are used as currency and where entertainment often consists of old porn reels. Vic (Don Johnson) is a violent, illiterate scavenger, principally interested in getting laid. He communicates telepathically with his deceptively cute-looking dog Blood (voiced by Tim McIntire); Vic finds food for Blood, while Blood sniffs out girls for Vic. One of these girls is the sexy Quilla June (Susanne Benton), who, unbeknownst to Vic is a spy for an underground society, headed by a Mr. Craddock… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In spite of some clever ideas and a few well-wrought images, it seems too schematic and its satire too blunt."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The good ideas are marred by awkwardness; the terrible ideas are redeemed somewhat by being, at least, unpredictable."
‑ Richard Eder, New York Times
"A Boy and His Dog has won a cult following of its own for its offbeat, sardonic look into the future."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
""nifty little cult flick""
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Conceptually interesting, with one of the all-time great movie endings."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Jones' debut as a director nevertheless has a distinctive tang, as affably unprincipled as the series of villains he played for Sam Peckinpah."
‑ , Time Out
"If it's weirdness that you're after, this cult film goes the whole nine yards."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Set on a desert landscape a while after a nuclear holocaust, the film is about a young man, played by Don Johnson, who has a telepathic bond with a dog, the latter basically being the smarter of the two. He helps the dog find food and the dog helps him sn"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
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‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"A grungy, odd cult film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"It's got a unique... well, I was about to say charm, but the movie's last scene doesn't quite let me get away with that."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The savage wasteland is believably captured, but a so-so movie completely goes off the rails once the action moves to an underground society."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Despite memorable main characters, a half-decent take on an overused premise, and unforgettable scenes, the film's attitude and political stance haven't aged with grace."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"Jones's cameo during an open-air movie theater sequence is by far the most cinematic moment of this 1975 cult classic for boys who hate women."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Bizarre late-70's sci-fi weirdness. With Don Johnson!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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