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Two bored suburban kids looking for something to do get trapped in the wrong kind of excitement in this independent drama. Stevie (Cameron Van Hoy) is a boy in his early teens, depressed and out of sorts, who half-heartedly attempts suicide without having the wherewithal to go the whole nine yards. When his girlfriend Rocky (Mischa Barton) shows up on her way to school, Stevie has just found his mother's gun while poking around the house. As they head off for class, Stevie brings the pistol along. They pass a bank along the way, and Stevie impulsively dashes in and decides to rob the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The crisp images and Bill Foster's unnerving ambient sound of hovering copters enormously aid this low-budget powder keg."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Pups looks ragged and slammed-together, but that's part of its appeal; the film has a wildness that more care would have killed."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An eye-opening examination of contemporary youth violence and American gun culture."
‑ Matt Reichl, Reel.com
"Ash ... is a genuine provocateur-filmmaker."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Hyperkinetic, perceptive though derivative."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Raw but effective reworking of Dog Day Afternoon."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"If Stevie didn't seem like such a real and basically ordinary teen, the film wouldn't be so compelling."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
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