White Dog
White Dog (1982)

A powerful saga about racism. Julie Sawyer (Kristy McNichol) hits a handsome white dog with her car one night and then nurses it back to health. One day, the theretofore mild-mannered dog saves her life by viciously attacking and killing a… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen

...a racism PSA delivered with Fuller's signature, in-your-face style.

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Brian Juergens

A misunderstood masterpiece - not just a poignant movie about racism, but also a stellar example of how genre film can be effectively used to address a society's ills.

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Rob Gonsalves

A simply told story that says more about racism than many NAACP-approved films.

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David Keyes

The central motive of the movie plays like a tragic melody.

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Paul Brenner

one film that will never make it into the Animal Planet lineup.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Compelling oddball thriller about a racist dog who only attacks blacks is directed by the always interesting Sam Fuller.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

The film has a TV-movie cheesiness overruled by Fuller's expert deployment of the camera, brisk pacing and committed performances.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Hate is a dog from hell in White Dog, Samuel Fuller's abused and abandoned late-career masterpiece about homegrown racism.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

As they say in Arkansas: this dog don't hunt.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhćes
The excellent editing and gripping story (despite the expository dialogue) compensate well for Fuller's problems in direction - he really knows how to work… More
Randy Tippy
What Sam Fuller lacks in finance and technology he <i>almost</i> makes up for in style and intent. <i>White Dog</i> is 5 star social… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Upon it's original release Samuel Fuller's masterpiece White Dog was… More
Graham Jones
Sam Fuller's late masterpiece and in my opinion his best film. Looking at it on Blu-Ray, this film feels incredibly fresh.
Spencer S.
White Dog was a film that was both lovingly devote to the relationship between a girl and her dog, and a bitter resignation towards racism in the world. The… More
Cynthia S.
A lost gem?? uh, I think not. As good as the storyline might be, I couldn't get past the poor acting (made for TV quality, circa 1980), and the ridiculous… More