A boy, bruised by life, finds his salvation through the love of his dogs.

  • Released: 2023-06-15
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Western
  • Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Marisa Berenson, Christopher Denham, Jojo T. Gibbs, James Payton, Frédéric Guérin, Bennett Saltzman, Gwyneth Anne Trumbore, Derek Siow, Avant Strangel, Corinne Delacour, Naima Hebrail Kidjo, Luing Andrews, Aven Campau, Jeff Mantel, William Sciortino, C.C. DeNeira, Genevieve O'Neal, Laetitia Mampaka, Michael Garza
  • Director: Luc Besson
  • tabernackk - 3 June 2024
    The good drastically outweigh the bad. Fantastic lead performance.
    As a dog and film lover, I truly wanted to and tried to give this an 8.

    Tragic at times, touching, dark, heartfelt, and with a story that makes you feel empathy for the protagonist, it's very Joker-esque. The lead does a fantastic job and deserves praise. To be honest I think he could have played a decent Joker as well.

    The downside is some silliness, campiness and a few too many stretches they want us to make. It's based in reality but there's a too many leaps for that. Anyways I just accepted it for what it is and went along with it, therefore it gets a maximum of 7 from me. If the production was done a bit nicer and the campiness taken out, some better supporting actors, this could be a truly gritty thriller worth an 8.

    Anyways I think it's a good film and worth it just for the lead actors performance on its own. The good drastically outweigh the bad.
  • nogodnomasters - 20 April 2024
    The Dog Whisperer
    Douglas Munrow (Caleb Landry Jones) tells his life story to a police psychologist (Jojo T. Gibbs). He is in a wheelchair and in drag as the cops pick him up going down the highway with a semi-trailer filled with dogs. His dad (Clemens Schick) raised fighting dogs and starved and misused them. Doug crossed his father and ended up in the cage with the dogs. They bonded. His interests became theater and make-up. His life led him to perform as a drag queen who used his dogs as his private army with them being able to obey complex commands.

    The film held my interest as one wonders what the dogs could do next. Dog owners suspect their dogs know what they are telling them.

    Guide: One brief F-word (WTF). No sex or nudity.