Dogtooth (Kynodontas)
Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010)

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,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 25, 2011
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92%
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74%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It'll be too disturbing -- and meandering -- for some, but Dogtooth is as disturbing and startlingly original as modern filmmaking gets.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

To put it mildly, "Dogtooth" is not for everyone, but it can grow on you even if you think you've rejected its influence.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Horror and cold humor commingle in Dogtooth.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A miserable, consistently worthless piece of work...

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

As a film, it's pure and singular, but it's not quite fully formed enough to be what one could call truly visionary.

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

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.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A creepy-funny art movie that holds a cracked mirror to our most cherished beliefs about family.

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian

It's a triumph of a filmmaker having everything his own way -- for better or for worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Older Daughter: Do that again, bitch, and I'll rip your guts out. I swear on my daughter's life you and your clan won't last long in this… More
paul oh
More than a psychology experiment than a real film, Dogtooth taps into natural human instincts. Its raw and thats what makes it you want to watch more or just… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The intriguing plot may not be that original (The Village comes to mind), but there is something really fascinating in this extreme case of parental… More
Dean !
Hmmm really didn't get the hype about this film. It's just plain odd and weird without being that entertaining. A very over protective father keeps… More
Spencer S.
Unsettling in an amazing amount of respects, Dogtooth is a metaphor gone to the depths of possibility, coming out the other side as a dramatic piece about the… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A "cunt" is a large lamp. Example: The "cunt" switched off and the room got all dark."</i> Dogtooth is a 2009… More

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