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.

Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard

Kidman has never lacked the courage to perform in innovative productions on stage and screen, such as The Blue Room and Eyes Wide Shut. In this film, which is a bit of both, she acquits herself gamely.

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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.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

For its exuberance and its difference, its fine performances and its devastating finale, Dogville is essential viewing.

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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.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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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