Alpha Dog


Alpha Dog
A local teen drug dealer is king of his neighbourhood. He has the requisite group of hangers-on, and the occasional problem. One of his customers gives him a lot of trouble, and the dealers decide to kidnap the pest's younger brother. This works okay for a while, even the victim is glad to be away from his parents. However, as the full maginitude of their actions begins to dawn on them, they realise that they could be in serious trouble. This calls for serious solutions, which does not go down well with everyone...

117 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama.
Wonder what Britney
Wonder what Britney's up to these days...

Credits

Cast
Bruce Willis, Matthew Barry, Emile Hirsch, Fernando Vargas, Vincent Kartheiser, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Hatosy
Director
Nick Cassavetes
ScreenplayNick Cassavetes
MusicAaron Zigman
CinematographyRobert Fraisse
EditingAlan Heim
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2006
Produced bySidney Kimmel Entertainment, A-Mark Entertainment, Alpha Dog LLC, VIP 2 Medienfonds

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, suspense, thriller
LanguageFrequently strong, used gratuitously, and abusive
NudityInfrequently explicit with sexual context
SexFrequently implied even in the language
ViolenceFrequently strong, base of the theme
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsPostive ending when perpetrators are caught and convicted.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
5
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconThese days, films with shock value are hard to come by, but Alpha Dog is one such gem.
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo quote icon'n Wekroep oor wat gebeur wanneer kinders te veel geld en vryheid geniet.
15
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconDramatic puffery spoils true-crime yarn.
5
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThe characters are a reprehensible bunch and the actors flesh them out credibly. Pop singer Timberlake is a natural, and mixes easily with the professionals.
14
24.com
N Mbaba-Tshabalala quote iconIn addition to the social commentary about the absent parents, this movie raises many questions about the root of violence.
10
BBC
Paul Arendt
10
Box Office
Francesca Dinglasan
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
11
Rottentomatoes critics
137 critics
11

What the People say

Internet
9449 Netizens
13

Average .. 58%

12




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