Dogville (2003)

The beautiful fugitive, Grace, arrives in the isolated township of Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With some encouragement from Tom, the self-appointed town spokesman, the little community agrees to hide her and in return,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A challenging piece of experimental filmmaking.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Ambitious, intriguing but fatally self-important ...

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David Denby
New Yorker

What Lars von Trier has achieved is avant-gardism for idiots.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

[Director] Trier attempts to pass this off as art, when really it's just ridiculous.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

For all of "Dogville's" strengths -- its powerful performances, the ingenious staging, how quickly and completely the audience accepts its stylized reality -- its take-home message is, ultimately, measly.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Fascinating for a while but, in the end, just sleep-inducing.

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Urban Cinefile

Thought provoking with its dense and intense themes, Dogville highlights the best and the worst in us all; the emotions it agitates are hard to shake.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

There's nothing static about [Von Trier's] technique, but everything else about the movie is dreary and closed off.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

It's a tough sit through tough questions.

Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

These elements come together to form a movie that is clinically ironic but also unique, inspired, and quite sublime.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
The tiny township of Dogville (population 20) reluctantly takes in a woman fleeing from gangsters, but their generosity turns into abuse as they gradually maker… More
Kevin M. Williams
The first time I tried to watch this I saw ART spray painted over everything by dint of the stripped down sets and, w/o knowing more or wanting to, immediately… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Dogville's depiction of detatchment, the worthlessness of the human promise,… More
Tim Salmons
If Lars von Trier is anything, he's challenging as a filmmaker. His films are beyond different, and like Terrence Malick, they cause a polarizing to… More
Wildaly M
This films stands as criticism to these horrible times we are living in and a clear picture that everything we do is never really good enough. This film will… More
Jim Hunter
A mysterious woman arrives at a small mountain town and falls in love with a writer as she helps the town's citizens with their daily lives, but slowly,… More