Alpha Dog
Alpha Dog (2007)

Frankie is a Los Angeles drug dealer. He comes from a good family, owns his home, several cars and enjoys partying with his friends. Frankie is 19. When his friend Jake welches on a debt, Frankie and his boys kidnap Jake's 15-year-old… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A glossy yet unflinching portrait of violent, hedonistic teenagers. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone chew the scenery, while Justin Timberlake gives a noteworthy performance.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A movie which has been put together with occasional skill but lacks a compelling reason to exist.

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Tom Charity

Alpha Dog is no travesty, but I would trade 95 percent accuracy for, say, 25 percent insight.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

This inspired-by-reality tale is essentially an emotional snuff film. It's the kind of misguided effort a middle-aged director indulges in when he wants to reinvent himself as edgy.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Justin Timberlake has what it takes to be a genuine movie star.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Cassavetes starts to lose the plot at the precise moment he starts keeping exact track of it.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Cassavetes' film is pure Hollywood fiction and sensationalism mixed with some sense of reality, but hell I enjoyed it a great deal...

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

The worst movie of the year.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

[Alpha Dog is] intermittently bemused or tragic, but utterly lacking a conscience or a point of view.

Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

A lackluster teenage true-crime tale.

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Lucas Martins
The best work of Nick Cassavetes, with terrific acting by Jason Timberlake. Alpha Dog have a little bit of Larry Clark's style and looks like a modern… More
Chris Weber
Based on a true story, this is a movie about a feud between a couple of thuggish young punk dopers that escalates into dangerous territory with tragic results… More
Film Crazy
Well a fantastic cast, great acting. Its a good movie, thats interestingand entertaining to watch. Its sad that its actually based on true events and you… More
Christian C
Disturbing and powerful film. Surprisingly strong performance by Justin Timberlake and Yalchin.
Veronique Kwak
one thing i do feel bit dreary over alpha dog is its usage of language, the scumbag profanity, and everyone here is a stay-home bum drifting places, getting… More