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Straw Dogs, 1971

Straw Dogs
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Written by: David Zelag Goodman
Language:  English
Country:  UK, USA
Runtime:  118 min
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The mood of Straw Dogs is disturbing, bleak, and tense. The plot centers around a violence spree, psychological motives, and deadly occurences. It is a drama and thriller movie. Stylistically, Straw Dogs is gory. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. Straw Dogs takes place, at least partly, in a village. The setting is England. It happens in the 20th century. Straw Dogs is based on a book. The movie is known for being controversial, essential viewing, and critically acclaimed. Note that it includes strong violent content, sexual content, and profanity.

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Straw Dogs (1971)
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Mathematician (Dustin Hoffman) turns violent when brutes hit home, rape wife (Susan George). more

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Language: English
Country: UK, USA
Release date: 29 December 1971
Runtime: 118 min

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Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman As David Sumner
Susan George Susan George As Amy Sumner
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A twisted, violent and dramatic ride. The scenes with Hoffman and George talking and being a lovable couple are enjoyable and believable. You have no idea you're about to embark on such a graphic, violent journey. It all seems so peaceful. The...
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25.November.2009 |  by: Jam
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What Jaws did for sharks and Deliverance did for inbred southerners, Straw Dogs did for Englishmen. It's quite probably Sam Peckinpah's most disturbing film, and that's saying something for a director who always had a perverse obsession with...
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21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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How does a man of small physical stature react when challenged? If he is wise, and it is merely his pride at issue, he steps aside, or at most makes only symbolic gestures. If there is a real question of morality and he is courageous, he stands his...
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16.March.2009 |  by: John Kelly
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Sam Peckinpah maintains a tense atmosphere through the entire film, and it all drains out in the final bloody half hour. All of Peckinpah's movies are very violent, and sometimes you feel it's not necessary, but here the violent final scene is an...
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