Straw Dogs Synopsis
A screenwriter and his wife must fend off locals in the deep South.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rod Lurie has made a first-rate film of psychological warfare, and yes, I thought it was better than Peckinpah's. Marsden, Bosworth and...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While Lurie could have gone lighter on the symbolism, he ratchets up the tension with deft intelligence. He's not just making a thriller...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Peckinpah rubbed our noses in the bloodlust. Lurie invites objectivity. He gets strong, complex performances from actors who won't be...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Even by today's standards, some scenes are jaw-dropping in their bloodshed. To that end, Lurie accomplishes some of what Peckinpah evoked...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The original "Straw Dogs," at least to me, isn't close to being one of Peckinpah's masterpieces, but it's a movie that the people who first...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Whereas Peckinpah managed not only to raise hackles but to get under the skin, Lurie manages only the former, which reduces the material to...
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This new version of Straw Dogs, written and directed by Rod Lurie, has been contemporized, sanitized and stripped of all complexity, and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It fails as a gripping home-invasion thriller.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Rod Lurie's heated but empty-headed remake re-creates the original's trudge toward savagery but can't re-create its social context - and...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a crude, queasy, ugly remake of a crude, queasy, ugly, yet artistically superior 40-year-old Sam Peckinpah movie.
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Prime Example Of Southern Stereo-Typing, And A Bad Movie To Boot

By hwinn7478
Let me just start by saying that I live in Tennessee and that movies like this one are a prime example of why people in other parts of the country think southerns are ignorant rednecks. Every person...

Not Bad

By dominiquethmpsn
Straw Dogs was enjoyable enough. It just took a little long for the action to get started. The wife was a little annoying and so was Janice but you'll figure that out once you see it. It was worth it...

Dont be so critical its really good.

By kayleenabq15
The movie was good. A-lot of people were judging to much on the whole view of the southerns ignorant rednecks potrayed in the movie as they say. There some parts were they rape her and its over rated...

slow but not bad

By nosros

Suspense THriller! - well done Remake!

By daewoo21
I dont understand some people here, says ow its so violent, blah blah etc.. of course, thats the whole idea of the movie! violent that terrorize me! - love this remake, as good as the...

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By nizzlyniz
The ending is awesome!!!...


Wow. This movie left me speechless. 1. Still speechless 2. Wow 3. This movie left me disgusted. 4. It should be taken out of theaters as soon as possible. 5. Not only is it offensive but also...

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By TheMovieAddict
It was ok.Kate Bosworth is HOTT!!!...

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By brianmorgan
every one has a breakin point straw dogs....

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By dhsm1995
This movie needed more of a back story to help explain some of the elements that did not make sense as you are watching it. You're left wondering why did this happen or why did this person feel this...

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Rated R | For Strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language