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drama, thrillers

Grace (Nicole Kidman), a woman with a secret, arrives in the isolated town of DOGVILLE, on the run from gangsters

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Fresh: You just have to see it to believe it. Frankly, I have never seen anything like it, which is not to say that it's good or bad, but it is different and even original.

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Thursday, April 22, 2004

Rotten: For all of "Dogville's" strengths -- its powerful performances, the ingenious staging, how quickly and completely the audience accepts its stylized reality -- its take-home message is, ultimately, measly.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Monday, September 26, 2005

Fresh: It's simply a movie whose bite is as harsh and hard as its bark.

- Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Saturday, April 17, 2004

Audience Reviews

0 star

Talk about BORING!!!

- dukeakasmudge, Thursday, June 24, 2010

5 stars

Stripped down to its raw essentials, Dogville is Dogma at its finest. Surprisingly it still feels like cinema as apposed to theatre. Its probably the most original film of the last decade, and again, totally overlooked and misunderstood. People complain there is something lacking in this film, they're right, it lacks all the unnecessary guff that people have come to expect from lazy cinema and it is better for it. Excellent film, excellent cast, a truly brilliant film.

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 2, 2009

3 stars

What a freakin' weird-ass movie.

- dreamfaeries, Wednesday, August 20, 2008