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Dog Pound

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


In this gritty, award-winning drama, three teenage boys have a rude awakening when they end up in a juvenile detention center. Facing attacks by hardened criminals and ruthless guards, they are forced to do whatever it takes to survive.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    65%
  • Audience Score
    68%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    65%
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  • Audience

    68%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Neither the film's bark nor its bite leaves much of a mark.

- David Fear, Time Out New York, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fresh: A] snarling but predictable survival tale...

- David Jenkins, Time Out, Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rotten: Without a strong political point (unlike its source material), "Dog Pound" feels hollow and hopeless.

- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Audience Reviews

3 stars

My predicted rating: 2.5 I'm not sure if this has any official announcement to say that this is a remake of the film "Scum', but there is no doubt that that is the case. A modernised correctional facility in America provides the backdrop to this tale. Bear with the beginning, the performances come across a little amateur, but that seems to grow through with the storyline. It's not a patch on the original, however the violence shown has excalated and you do get the sense of fear from this film.

- 76Majikat, Sunday, August 28, 2011

3 stars

Brutal and Harsh don't begin to describe Dog Pound. A story about a juvenile detention "prison" and its occupants might be a bit exaggerated but the acting done by Adam Butcher as the angry ring leader of the boys is beyond his years.

- jp992751, Monday, December 23, 2013