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  • Summary: When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed unfit by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called unfit dogs rise up under a new leader,When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed unfit by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called unfit dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his journey through the streets and animal control centers. [Magnolia Pictures] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    May 26, 2014
    100
    Not merely a story of interspecies hierarchy, then, White God also puts forward a simple but elegant metaphor for racial and class oppression, as the outcast (or even outcaste) masses, sidelined in favor of the elite few, band together to assert their collective strength.
  2. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    May 26, 2014
    91
    Overall a triumphantly idiosyncratic film with smarts and visceral impact in equal measure.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    May 26, 2014
    80
    White God works as an ambiguous satire of power relations generally: eventually the lower orders will rise up. The film has a flair and a bite which I have found lacking in Mundruczó's earlier films.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    May 26, 2014
    60
    The premise of this Hungarian/German/Swedish co-production is solid, even if the execution feels a little slack and the running time too long.
  5. Reviewed by: John Bleasdale
    May 26, 2014
    40
    As a social commentary, White God is unfortunately barking up the wrong tree.

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