Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog

A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to have been on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Sort of like a teenage 'Goodfellas', where all the bad guys are wimps? Watch out for J-Dog Justin Timberlake, he's franchising & acting now.

2007Rating: R1693 minsUSA
CrimeDrama

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Alpha Dog / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Writer-director Nick Cassavetes' sprawling dramatization recklessly blurs the line between reconstruction and reality in ways that are admittedly interesting, if more than a little artistically suspect...

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USA Today

USA Today

Don't be fooled by the presence of some pretty-boy actors: Alpha Dog is a gritty, gut-wrenching and disturbing film...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

At its best though, the film offers a pointed critique of a youth culture that views someone like Jesse James Hollywood as a person to emulate...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

In a film with several over-the-top characters bordering on camp, Timberlake's Frankie is the only one who approaches three dimensions, adept at convincingly dishing out some of the movie's disturbing violence as well as registering subtle shifts in Frankie's allegiance...

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

In his best film to date, Nick Cassavetes directs with ferocious energy, taking scenes past their logical stopping points and pushing his actors (particularly Foster, who can be as terrifying as Edward Norton in "American History X") to, but never over, the precipice of absurdity...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Cassavetes throws in everything he can recycle to grab a core-demo viewer -- slutty teens making out, blaring rock music, guns, split screens.

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