A Boy and His Dog
A Boy and His Dog (1975)

Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is set in a post-apocalyptic future where canned goods are used as currency and where entertainment often consists of old porn reels. Vic (Don Johnson) is a violent, illiterate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An offbeat, eccentric black comedy, A Boy and His Dog features strong dialogue and an oddball vision of the future.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

In spite of some clever ideas and a few well-wrought images, it seems too schematic and its satire too blunt.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

The good ideas are marred by awkwardness; the terrible ideas are redeemed somewhat by being, at least, unpredictable.

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TV Guide

A Boy and His Dog has won a cult following of its own for its offbeat, sardonic look into the future.

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Time Out

Jones' debut as a director nevertheless has a distinctive tang, as affably unprincipled as the series of villains he played for Sam Peckinpah.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If it's weirdness that you're after, this cult film goes the whole nine yards.

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Douglas Pratt

Set on a desert landscape a while after a nuclear holocaust, the film is about a young man, played by Don Johnson, who has a telepathic bond with a dog, the latter basically being the smarter of the two. He helps the dog find food and the dog helps him sn

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's got a unique... well, I was about to say charm, but the movie's last scene doesn't quite let me get away with that.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The savage wasteland is believably captured, but a so-so movie completely goes off the rails once the action moves to an underground society.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Despite memorable main characters, a half-decent take on an overused premise, and unforgettable scenes, the film's attitude and political stance haven't aged with grace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In the post-apocalyptic future survival in the barren wastes means searching for grub wherever you can, but a young man wants ... err ... more, if you know what… More
Greg S
In the post-apocalyptic future, a loner uses his telepathic dog to search for scarce females. Strange, unique, and fun, with a perfect black finale; the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Great post-apocalyptic movie. Sure, it's low budget, but the idea of an intelligent talking dog and his goofy human sidekick (played by Don Johnson) was a… More
Aj V
A very interesting, weird, crazy, very 70s movie. A dog who can talk telepathically? It's an interesting post-apocalyptic world story, I didn't… More
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Alice Shen
Holy sheeit. Just watch it. It's carzy. Just carzy.