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  • Summary: Hounddog is a Southern tale set in rural Alabama in the late 1950s. It follows a spirited young girl, Lewellen, and her struggle to rise above the repression that surrounds her. (Empire Film Group)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. In spite of a few missteps, the cumulative impact of the film is undeniable.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    A handsomely produced but unintentionally risible film that mistakes high grotesquerie for high gothic.
  3. 50
    Assembled from the debris of countless worn-out images of the Deep South and is indeed beautifully photographed. But the writer-director, Deborah Kampmeier, has become inflamed by the imagery and trusts it as the material for a story, which seems grotesque and lurid.
  4. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    It was received at Sundance 2007 with a resounding thud. Not because of this controversial rape scene, but because, well, it just wasn't good. Unfortunately, even with over a year of rejiggering, it's still not good.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    An indigestible gumbo of Southern Gothic ingredients seasoned with snake oil, biblical hash and thoroughly unpalatable spice.
  6. 25
    Fanning gives a sensitive and fairly impressive performance. But like her over-the-top movie family, Hounddog is still trailer trash of the worst kind.
  7. Fanning is remarkably collected and even dignified. As for the rest of the gang, they ought to be returned to sender.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 3, 2014
    I watched this movie on lsd it took me right back to childhood memories and what it is like to be confused at a very young age. P.T.S.D or bipolar. This is a movie for people who have went through trumna Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2013
    JayH you are such an idiot because your voicing you opinion as if it were true and you contradict everyone including the critics!!!

    movie was so amazing and graphic that i vowed never to watch it again but when i did watch it, it was amazing and sure the other actors weren't that good but they were good enough to make a great movie! Expand
  3. JayH
    Feb 11, 2009
    Dakota Fanning s one of the most irritating actresses that I have ever seen. She is a poor actress and always tries to tackle roles way beyond her acting range. The movie is too slow, already been done - therefore predictable. And if she sang the title song one more time. Expand