Dogs in Space
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A dramatic story about a houseful of youth with no apparent purpose in life, this film features pounding rock music and attitude problems galore. The main setting is a rundown dwelling in an impoverished district near Melbourne, Australia, where conversations ebb, flow, and overlap much like the lives of the people who live there. Strangers also wander in and out of the premises as life continues, for some, more through an indestructible momentum than any internal driving force. Some of the young people go to school, others do nothing but party, and some take drugs. The police tolerate the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A funny, elegiac, uplifting, and deliciously different movie."
‑ , Time Out
"Energetic, youthful, frequently hilarious and ultimately so sad, Dogs in Space is an Australian counter-culture classic."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"This loose, even shallow, structure is a deliberate strategy."
‑ Tim Groves, Senses of Cinema
"The background is energetic; too bad the foreground is just as chaotic."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Few films connect with the punk experience like Dogs In Space, a slice of life in Seventies Melbourne that brings together all the major concerns of its era."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Richard Lowenstein seems as bored with the proceedings as most spectators are likely to be."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"An inspired, unremittingly entertaining musical....a bit of timeless pop for your player"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
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