Dog Eat Dog

Dog Eat Dog

Streaming Video - 2016
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Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader directs this "sordid and engaging crime drama" (The Hollywood Reporter) starring Academy Awardʼ winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Academy Awardʼ nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon). Ex-cons Troy (Cage), Mad Dog (Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life and death.

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sudarshan13
Sep 03, 2018

One of the most visually stylish, unpredictable, gruesome crime movies of the last decade.

Nicholas Cage shines and proves that he's still got it when he finds the right director. And Willem Dafoe mugs and hams up as he does best but he also shows real dramatic chops here.

The dialogue and script by Mathew Wilder is great.

Paul Schrader usually doesn't get credit for being a visual director, but this one is really expressive in its use of digital. Best of all, Schrader himself appears on camera in a hilarious extended cameo. This is a dark pseudo-sequel to his first film Blue Collar also about a trio of men whose friendship and teamwork tries to glue together personal difficulties and insecurities.

Terrible movie. Find something good to do with the time you'll never get back.

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SyrusM
Feb 20, 2017

Great movie. It seems that low budgets are coming with better ideas and doing a better job than those phoney, full of cliche, predictable happy ending expensive ones. It's a violent movie and it is a resemblance of "Natural Born Killers" or "Wild At Heart" type of movie.

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2017

A violent trio of two-strikers in the world of three-strikes-and-you're-out criminal system (see "Quotes") tried to make one of those final big score but ran against one of those "Murphy's Law" series of events. Willem Dafoe's performance was scary good as Mad Dog. Based on Edward Bunker's 1995 novel of same name. Familiar crime story but worth a watch.

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gracieclover
Feb 15, 2017

Really awful movie. I shut it off after 5 minutes. Too weird and stupid.

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jimg2000
Jan 10, 2017

A violent trio of two-strikers in the world of three-strikes-and-you're-out criminal system (see "Quotes") tried to make one of those final big score but ran against one of those "Murphy's Law" series of events. Willem Dafoe's performance was scary good as Mad Dog. Based on Edward Bunker's 1995 novel of same name. Familiar crime story but worth a watch.

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2017

Justice. That was what I wanted. Then I started thinking. I didn't want justice. I just wanted what I wanted, just like everyone, and the rest of it was verbiage.
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Guy who has a past, guy whose made mistakes. They say they forgive you, but they never do. They're always lookin' at ya, tryin' to catch ya at something.
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she had a gorgeous body. You remember that?
- Mm-hmm.
Man, it was thick but it was like Beyoncé thick, where there's a shape to it.
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Just in the world and life, what do you need a barrel that long for?
-Great question. How 'bout it's two o'clock in the morning and some methed-out lunatic is trying to break into your house to rape and murder your kids? What do you do then?
You ever read the second amendment? What does it say, really? In a well-regulated militia. You in a militia?
-Hey, Vladimir Putin may come here, take off his shirt, and they have to do something.

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jimg2000
Jan 10, 2017

Justice. That was what I wanted. Then I started thinking. I didn't want justice. I just wanted what I wanted, just like everyone, and the rest of it was verbiage.
===
Guy who has a past, guy whose made mistakes. They say they forgive you, but they never do. They're always lookin' at ya, tryin' to catch ya at something.
===
she had a gorgeous body. You remember that?
- Mm-hmm.
Man, it was thick but it was like Beyoncé thick, where there's a shape to it.
===
Just in the world and life, what do you need a barrel that long for?
-Great question. How 'bout it's two o'clock in the morning and some methed-out lunatic is trying to break into your house to rape and murder your kids? What do you do then?
You ever read the second amendment? What does it say, really? In a well-regulated militia. You in a militia?
-Hey, Vladimir Putin may come here, take off his shirt, and they have to do something.

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