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In this high-concept satire of media violence, a film crew is shooting a low-budget documentary about a garrulous serial killer named Ben (co-director Benoit Poelvoorde). In episodic fashion, the body count rises, until after one botched… More

Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It proves that a catchy title does not necessarily make for a good movie.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Misunderstood, this original belgian film is a stairical stab at serial killers, our new "cultural icons"; the moral was misinterpreted by some critics.

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

The film's absurdly dark humor comes with a price tag, and after a while the continuously mindless and pointless killings begin to exact a numbing toll on the viewer.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

An important film, yes, but one frequently surpassed and out-subverted.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

a strikingly original satire carried out with unbelievable deadpan humor

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A black comedy that's as dark as night, Man Bites Dog is a worthy successor to A Clockwork Orange as this generation's most telling and unflinching look at our views on violence.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

This is an original, a stark and (sorry) biting work far more complex, both stylistically and thematically, than first meets the eye.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Harsh, unflinching and sinfully enjoyable.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a deeply compelling, if ultimately confused, indictment of screen violence as entertainment, one that continues to shock and confound


Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
A shocking and engaging mockumentary that takes a unique and often difficult look at violence in our society. The subject of the film Benoit is disturbingly… More
Nelson Pickens
I can understand why people have certain problems with Man Bites Dog. Really I can. I just think they're wrong.Yes it's gruesome. Yes it displays a… More
Melvin White
"Once I buried two Arabs in a wall over there... Facing Mecca, of course.". Man Bites Dog is a very shocking, disturbing, and darkly funny documentary… More
Tim Sigur
I am a big fan of the documentary style when it's done right and this is done really well. The black and white looks great and none of it seems forced or… More
Emily Armstrong
I remember this movie. I kind of wish I had seen it before I saw the English-language remake from Britain, though (The Last Horror Movie). It's a fairly… More
Greg S
A documentary film crew follows a serial killer as he makes his rounds and slowly begins to participate in his crimes. Worth seeing for provocation value, but… More

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