The Wild Dogs
The Wild Dogs (2002)

Wasting no time after shooting his 2003 Sundance Film Festival entry The Event, director Thom Fitzgerald returned to Romania, the country that served as the setting for his 2001 Canadian-TV film Wolf Girl, for this cerebral study of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Fitzgerald's dialogue rings true, and he captures performances, including his own, which belie the film's low production values.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Highlights the trap a filmmaker can fall into when he believes himself to be smarter--better somehow--than an audience that must get tired of being underestimated.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A raw and disturbing look at exploitation.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

[Fitzgerald's] bulky screenplay impedes his natural style.

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Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

The disillusioned porn photographer remains an entirely unconvincing anti-hero despite his pangs of conscience.

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Adam Nayman

An uncommonly sensitive drama about the poverty and hardship suffered by [Bucharest's] Gypsy residents.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

No one in this sterile film is redeemed, condemned or even particularly humanized. . . . Ultimately, Fitzgerald's gutless film is a muddled, grotesque travelogue.

Katrina Onstad
National Post

Arresting storytelling, but gloomy as hell, and hell it is.

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