Dogtooth (Kynodontas)
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The father, the mother and their three kids live at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never been outside that fence. They are being reared in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father's business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son. The whole family is fond of her, especially the eldest daughter. One day Christina gives her as a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"To put it mildly, "Dogtooth" is not for everyone, but it can grow on you even if you think you've rejected its influence."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Horror and cold humor commingle in Dogtooth."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"A miserable, consistently worthless piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"That I'm aghast must be a form of overload, and as baffled as I am by this dark underbelly of a film, I did enjoy it."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"A kind of ingenious horror show you just can't take your eyes off of."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"This is the second feature for Lanthimos, and it's a leap from his well-received debut Kinetta. He skilfully doles out tantalizing pieces of information, keeping the viewer in a constant state of suspense and wonder."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"As a film, it's pure and singular, but it's not quite fully formed enough to be what one could call truly visionary."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Cinephiles (have) reacted to Lanthimos' skewed vision in much the same way as the confined children at the heart of the story: through the inquisitive, excited eye of someone catching a glimpse of a new worldview for the first time."
‑ Simon Foster,
"...flirts with sadism, but it's much more than a sick stunt."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Not the cheeriest subject for a movie, but somehow it works."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"The true dark-horse nominee among this year's foreign-language Oscar contenders, Dogtooth leaves bite marks that stick around long after you are released from its grip."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"A creepy-funny art movie that holds a cracked mirror to our most cherished beliefs about family."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's a triumph of a filmmaker having everything his own way -- for better or for worse."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Dogtooth is one of the funniest films of the past 12 months, an unforgettable social-satire, a devious little test of endurance for brave movie-lovers and the best argument against home-schooling since The Jonas Brothers."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Dogtooth has some definite surprises in it, and it does a terrific job of unfolding the story at an interesting and surprising pace so that nothing is over-explained."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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