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The Wild Dogs
Wasting no time after shooting his 2003 Sundance Film Festival entry The Event, director Thom Fitzgerald returned to Romania, the country that served as the setting for his 2001 Canadian-TV film Wolf Girl, for this cerebral study of commerce, camaraderie, and degradation. The Wild Dogs explores the circumstantial relationship of Geordie (played by the director) and Victor (David Hayman), two men who meet on a plane to Bucharest. Each is in the country for different reasons: Victor is a British diplomat in the city, and he and his wife Natalie (Alberta Watson) and daughter Moll (Rachel… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fitzgerald's dialogue rings true, and he captures performances, including his own, which belie the film's low production values."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Highlights the trap a filmmaker can fall into when he believes himself to be smarter--better somehow--than an audience that must get tired of being underestimated."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A raw and disturbing look at exploitation."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"[Fitzgerald's] bulky screenplay impedes his natural style."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The disillusioned porn photographer remains an entirely unconvincing anti-hero despite his pangs of conscience."
‑ Susan Green, Boxoffice Magazine
"An uncommonly sensitive drama about the poverty and hardship suffered by [Bucharest's] Gypsy residents."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"No one in this sterile film is redeemed, condemned or even particularly humanized. . . . Ultimately, Fitzgerald's gutless film is a muddled, grotesque travelogue."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Arresting storytelling, but gloomy as hell, and hell it is."
‑ Katrina Onstad, National Post
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