Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. How perfectly perverse: In a summer crammed with sequels, remakes, '80s nostalgia and the frustrated sense of "What else y'got?" comes the most original nightmare in years.
  2. 100
    Dogtooth, a bizarre black comedy from Greece that won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2009 Cannes film festival, involves a conventional middle-class family--mom, dad, teenage son, two teenage daughters--that turns out to be warped beyond belief.
  3. 100
    It's an exhilaratingly unpredictable experience, and not an easy one to shake.
  4. 88
    Lanthumos's accomplished and fascinating Dogtooth pushes the notion of parents screwing up their kids into seriously disturbing and darkly comic terrain.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Dec 12, 2010
    8
    A mix between Lynch and Haneke, this disturbed piece of story of manipulation to the highest degree, with very hard and haunting performancesA mix between Lynch and Haneke, this disturbed piece of story of manipulation to the highest degree, with very hard and haunting performances by the entire cast, captivates the audience and does not let go. It is not a story for everyone to watch, yet if you do it will be one you will want to talk about. Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2010
    10
    this movie is disturbingly funny and ultimately sad, leaving you to ponder what is next for this family of creatures we have come to know. ithis movie is disturbingly funny and ultimately sad, leaving you to ponder what is next for this family of creatures we have come to know. i give props for the courageous performances and for leaving thoughts and ideas that will linger long afterward. Full Review »
  3. Feb 4, 2011
    9
    Dogtooth is crazy! Literally...About once every 10 minutes I found myself asking the screen, "Are you **cking kidding me?!" Still, I lovedDogtooth is crazy! Literally...About once every 10 minutes I found myself asking the screen, "Are you **cking kidding me?!" Still, I loved every moment of it. Reminded me of how I feel watching [insert any Michael Haneke film here]. And then, once you realize what's actually happening-- my take is the parents are pyscho's who are training their kids like they're dogs because they're not over the death of their first son-- only then can you embrace the genius of the story, the precision of the acting and the realization that now matter how bad your parents were, at least they didn't brainwash you into calling the salt shaker a telephone. Full Review »