I can honestly say this one of Nicolas Cage's worst films and I thinkhis career is tanking. From the opening scene it was appalling. It isextremely dark, weighing heavy on valleys and missing any peaks. Also,being as I am a Clevelander, it does not portray an accurate portraitof the city I love...not even in regards to crime. This is a despicabledisplay of cinema art. I have no known issues with crime films orviolence. What I do have an issue with is is poorly written, directed,and produced work like Dog Eat Dog. The actors in this film arelegendary but their work is sub par, at best! Save yourself the timethat I wasted by not viewing this film.
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Dog Eat Dog (2016)
A crew of ex-cons are hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster.
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Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life. The California three strikes law looms over them, but what the hell, they're going to do it, and they're going to do it their way. Troy, an aloof mastermind, seeks an uncomplicated, clean life but cannot get away from his hatred for the system. Diesel is on the mob's payroll and his interest in his suburban home and his nagging wife is waning. The loose cannon of the trio, Mad Dog, is possessed by true demons within, which lead him from one situation to the next. One more hit, one more jackpot, and they'll all be satisfied. Troy constructs the perfect crime and they pull it off, but in the aftermath, they keep finding the law surrounding them wherever they go.
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Reviewed byikonsneedVote: 3/10/10
Fast cuts, split scenes, violence, profanity and drugs have been thego-to recipe for below average Guy Ritchie-esque films since 1998.While that particular film had a fantastic story, Dog Eat Dog clearlylacks in that department. Here we, again, get the overdue Cage in hisstereotypical suit and tie, handing out wisecracks, being the smart guy(hint: boring) coupled with a few half naked tattooed chicks and plentyof rough looking ex-cons. Add drugs and what could go wrong, right?Another reviewer stated the film was 'unfunny and stupid' and Icouldn't agree more. The whole thing feels like some old movieexecutives googled 'cool' and tried to make a movie from the words thatcame up. Thirty minutes into the film the actors have made referencesto Facebook, eBay and Elliot Smith. You know, to connect with the kids,yo. Possibly because nothing in this film will appeal to anyone abovefifteen years of age. Also, the voice-over is always a dead giveawayfor a plot that's too thin or convoluted you simply have to get itspelled out for you or it doesn't make any sense. An utter waste oftime. And by the way, how did Willem Dafoe get tangled up in this mess?Hardly worth downloading.
Paul Schrader: 'I've made some important films. 'Dog Eat Dog is not oneof them'. Sad but true for Director/Writer Paul Schrader - A man with acareer of 20 films, among them Taxi and Raging Bull - His career as adirector remains unseen by his work as a screenwriter for MartinScorsese - A legacy we will always remember him for - With Dog Eat Dog,Schrader tries to remind us that he is still relevant in the world -Ignoring one small fact - Everyone in this day and age can and willjudge you harshly, no matter the reputation. Stylized as a low-budgetNeo-noir crime caper with the talents of Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe andSchrader himself taking on a role, respectfully making comparisons toQuentin Tarantino's earlier films - With heavy-handed dialogue, harshand senseless barbarity and a convoluted plot not worth following toits third act - Which is based on the novel of the same name by EdwardBunker.
Troy (Nicolas Cage), Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe), and Diesel (ChristopherMatthew Cook) are a couple of goofball criminals, all with clichédtraits - Troy (The Straight-Man), Mad Dog (The Loose Cannon), andDiesel (The Muscle), tired of small end jobs they decide to pull offone last big score - Which involves kidnapping the baby of a rivalmobster. But like most crime caper films, this goes awry and they areforced to fend for themselves - From the mob and now police followingan anonymous tip.
On first glance, one can say that Schrader relates to the authorhimself - Edward Bunker. Both men looking for redemption, seeking astory that will ignite the spark they once had - For Schrader Dog EatDog should've been that story - After the disastrous events of hisprevious film, also starring Cage - 'Dying of the Light', unhappy withthe film's re-cut, Schrader, and Cage publicly dismissed the film.
A similar theme about loss and redemption - A recurring theme forSchrader as he demonstrates it throughout his career as-a screenwriter.
Screenwriter, Matthew Wilder (Your Name Here) writes from a jarring andlurid place - depicting a dark Americana - Which is fine if usedeffectively. The idea of Troy, Cage's character - A movie buff withdelusions of being a Humphrey Bogart lookalike is a small moment thatstands out, adding more layers to a none the less complicatedcharacter.
In part, Nicolas Cage as Troy is subdued and less comical as we'dexpect from a Nicolas Cage performance - Willem Dafoe as Mad Dog isfine and yet misunderstood - A man yearning for love and friendship,yet afraid to admit it. Christopher Matthew Cook as Diesel is lessintriguing, as he stumbles with stoic and apprehensive tendencies.
Cinematographer Alexander Dynan never really shows us anything new totake in or marvel at besides the story itself - Perhaps in part to theediting by Ben Rodriguez Jr., who provides quick and fast pacedediting.
Dog Eat Dog may inspire some with its unique flare or visuals - Fastand quick insert cuts - Or its simplistic story, whatever the reasononly time will tell if we remember this as Paul Schrader film.