Sleeping Dogs
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Sleeping Dogs
Two men dealing with personal demons and familial strife play a game of cat and mouse in this independent drama from filmmaker Terrance Odette. Jarrod (Brian Stillar) is an alcoholic whose health is failing him and whose relationship with his family has been in sorry shape for years. Jarrod's severe diabetes has recently cost him his sight, and while spending his days in a hospital ward, Jarrod discovers his younger brother has turned his dog over to the pound, where the animal will be put down in a few days. For years, the dog had been Jarrod's closest friend, and he decides to visit… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A most tedious bit of filmmaking, as painful to watch as one imagines the characters' lives might be."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Minimalist cinema should feel like a pure distillation of reality, not just a real drag."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"There's little here for people who like their pics loud, colorful and tidy. But Sleeping Dogs does offer some raw meat for auds willing to sniff out a little something extra."
‑ Ken Eisner, Variety
"Sleeping Dogs give hope for the future of Canadian art-house cinema, and proof that intriguing work is the opposite of what's obvious and unambiguous."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
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