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Straw Dogs
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Straw Dogs 2011


L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Release Date:September 16th, 2011
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:110 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsRod Lurie
Written By:
No image existsRod Lurie
No image existsDavid Zelag Goodman
No image existsSam Peckinpah
No image existsGordon Williams
Starring:
James MarsdenJames Marsden
Kate BosworthKate Bosworth
No image existsAlexander Skarsgård
James WoodsJames Woods
No image existsDominic Purcell
No image existsRhys Coiro
No image existsBilly Lush
No image existsLaz Alonso
No image existsWilla Holland
No image existsWalton Goggins
No image existsAnson Mount
No image existsDrew Powell
No image existsKristen Shaw
No image existsRandall Newsome
No image existsTim J. Smith
No image existsRichard Folmer
No image existsWanetah Walmsley
No image existsRod Lurie
No image existsKelly Holleman

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Straw Dogs Movie Review by Ben (5/19/2012)

There's no way Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs" could have improved on Peckinpah's 1971 original. Even today, his version is powerfully unnerving as he descends his audience into the inescapable violence in all of us. All the same, Lurie's remake turned out to be better than I expected it to be. Although not a great...

(complete Straw Dogs review by Ben)


Straw Dogs Movie Review by Jarrod (9/22/2011)

'Straw Dogs' is a mostly solid, tense drama, less of a remake than a new version of the story, filtered through the vision of its director, Rod Lurie, who puts his own touches on a rather notorious, yet iconic example of cinematic nihilism, the original 1971 film by Sam Peckinpah, which ended with an orgy of violence that...

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