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: MA15+93 minsUSA
CrimeDrama
100%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

press

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

press

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...

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

press

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

press

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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Brilliant film. I do didn't expect that ending!!!!

5.0
0

Loved the movie even the three sum in the pool!

5.0
0

I watched it a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that it was done very well. It is a mix between boys n the hood meets American history X. Even though I thought the movie would be ruined because Justin Timberlake was featuerd in the film, but he did a great performance. Two thumbs up.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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...

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

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

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

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...

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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...

0
LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

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...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

0

Brilliant film. I do didn't expect that ending!!!!

5.0
0

Loved the movie even the three sum in the pool!

5.0
0

I watched it a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that it was done very well. It is a mix between boys n the hood meets American history X. Even though I thought the movie would be ruined because Justin Timberlake was featuerd in the film, but he did a great performance. Two thumbs up.

4.0
0