Dog Pound (2010) - Drama

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

IMDB: 7
Director: Kim Chapiron
Stars: Adam Butcher, Shane Kippel
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 6 out of 41 found boring (14.63%)

One-line Reviews (25)

The problems starts in the 2nd half when movie becomes rather more cliché, when Adam Butcher Aka.

Bland plagiarism .

The horrors that each young adult endures is sickening, yet entertaining in which they are excellent actors for the roles portrayed.

Congrats to all who put this together and made it the compelling film that it is.

You must watch this movie i really enjoyed it and i am happy that i found this movie.

Nonetheless a good movie which becomes rather cliché in the end, still it's a good movie to give it a shot.

Cinematic experience in adrenaline .

And where this movie might lack in depth, it solidifies the viewers' expectations all through the one channel of ADRENALINE.

In between the violence are openings into the vulnerable sides of some of the characters but those are small carrots in a mostly dreary cage of concrete and metal.

However, the film itself is very enjoyable with some great acting from the lead playing Butch.

A complete waste of time.

To clear things up, since there seems to be a lot of confusion on internet forums, Dog Pound is to all intents and purposes a remake of Alan Clarke's seminal British Borstal shocker, Scum (1977/79).

And, if not necessarily better, at least more intense.

I actually had a bit of an adrenaline rush watching that scene.

Gritty prison drama that avoids cliché .

The ending becomes really cliché and sudden death of two of the teens comes out from no-where.

His trigger explosiveness kept me on the edge of my seat.

Compelling .

Nonetheless a good movie which becomes rather cliché in the end,sudden death of two of the teens comes out from no-where .

The characters on display here might feel a bit too distant and not everyone will be able to find a character he can entirely sympathize with, but that's what made it so intriguing to me.

This movie was incredibly moving and sometimes very intense.

Given intense situations, the actors offer better performances than if asked to emote in a normal environment.

In various aspects, Dog Pound fulfills with its purpose: bringing us a raw and intense look to a "juvenile detention center", supposedly dedicated to the juvenile delinquent's rehabilitation, when it is in fact a sadistic and brutal environment which stimulates the cruelty, the intolerance and the violence as the solution to every problem.

For the people who have never seen Scum (as myself), it was entirely enjoyable because of that.

While the acting isn't dreadful, and the film is entertaining, I don't think I've ever seen a movie so directly copied from another film.