Pups (1999)

Two bored suburban kids looking for something to do get trapped in the wrong kind of excitement in this independent drama. Stevie (Cameron Van Hoy) is a boy in his early teens, depressed and out of sorts, who half-heartedly attempts suicide… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Koehler

The crisp images and Bill Foster's unnerving ambient sound of hovering copters enormously aid this low-budget powder keg.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Pups looks ragged and slammed-together, but that's part of its appeal; the film has a wildness that more care would have killed.

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Matt Reichl

An eye-opening examination of contemporary youth violence and American gun culture.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Ash ... is a genuine provocateur-filmmaker.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

Hyperkinetic, perceptive though derivative.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Raw but effective reworking of Dog Day Afternoon.

Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

If Stevie didn't seem like such a real and basically ordinary teen, the film wouldn't be so compelling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
'Pups' is about very emotive subjects (gun crime and gun ownership in the US, the loss of innocence and nihilism of younger generations) that manages… More