• 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
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Dog Sweat Synopsis
Six young Iranians struggle to satisfy their desires in their conservative Islamic society.

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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Dog Sweat (the title is slang for alcohol) is surprisingly polished, the young actors warmly believable despite being restricted by the...
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Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
With six protagonists serving as a cross-section of Tehran's youthful population, director Hossein Keshavarz's Dog Sweat is a somber,...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The cast is fine, but the roles are superficial and too concentrated on the film's theme.
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50

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Great for ADD-style viewing but not for advancing Iranian cinema's currently challenged profile.
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50

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
It might be sufficient that Dog Sweat exists at all - but only if you believe intention trumps execution.
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Los Angeles Times

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Whatever personal risks first-time director Hossein Keshavarz took to make the film, there's little sense of danger in the finished...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Subversive elements or not, this is essentially little more than a TV soap opera spiced with hot-button topics (gender issues, clandestine...
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