Dog Pound
Dog Pound (2010)

Angel, 15 years old (recidivist): assault and auto theft. Davis, 16 years old: possession of narcotics with intent to resell. Butch, 17 years old: assault on a correctional officer. The three are taken to Enola Vale Youth Correctional… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Without a strong political point (unlike its source material), "Dog Pound" feels hollow and hopeless.

David Jenkins
Time Out

[A] snarling but predictable survival tale...

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

Intense scenes of violence build to a conclusion that will leave you shaken.

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David Fear
Time Out

Neither the film's bark nor its bite leaves much of a mark.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Overheated melodrama of inmates at a juvenile detention facility hits all the prison-movie clichés.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

The film is graced by excellent acting and based on extensive research.

Eric Kohn

The movie never loses its miserable outlook; Chapiron practically revels in the ever-present dreariness.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

The plot willfully denies our satisfaction, often at the risk of compromising its own structural integrity.

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Philip Kemp
Total Film

With largely improvised dialogue and a cast including genuine ex-offenders, Chapiron captures a powerful stench of authenticity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
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