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.
©2009 Partizan Films / Dog Pound NB Ltd / Mars Films
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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
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