Year of the Dog Reviews

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August 27, 2009
Amid fearsome cataracts of disdain, Shannon somehow survives
August 28, 2008
Shannon seems like quite an unorthodox choice for such a subdued, minimalistic character, but White actually wrote the part for her and she does him proud.
August 7, 2008
March 3, 2008
Director Mike White is really good at creating an uneasy feeling in a normal setting. But the question remains, do you want him to?
October 31, 2007
SNL alum shines as grieving, lonely animal lover.
October 14, 2007
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October 6, 2007
Despite director Mike White's ability to make the heartfelt moments count, the film never makes the grade. The title prompts great expectations for animal lovers; the result is a bit like a doggie bag with a taste of everything, but not enough of anything
September 22, 2007
Everyone knows dog people are a bit crazy, and this confirms it, in the nicest possible way.
September 22, 2007
What may catch audiences unawares is how unexpectedly life-affirming this little film about pet death is.
September 22, 2007
The trailer suggests a cheery comedy but brace yourself for some darkness in this shaggy dog story.
September 6, 2007
Movies need not always be uplifting. Comedies don't always have to be happy. That said Mike White's Year of the Dog is downright depressing without revealing much of the human condition it strives to.
August 31, 2007
This is a lovely little film about discovering your inner self, the passion that drives you, and then coming out with it.
August 31, 2007
Year of the Dog isn't quite the comedy it's been marketed as, but there's still a lot to chew on here, notably Molly Shannon's performance as a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
August 31, 2007
Loses its way, as if uncertain how to point out its moral and make us laugh at the same time.
August 31, 2007
With smashing performances and plenty of heart, it joins Bobcat Goldthwait's recent Sleeping Dogs as a worthy addition to 2007's woof-and-ready hall of fame.
August 31, 2007
Oddball comedy about a lonely, dog-loving secretary, Peggy (played, with unsettling intensity, by Molly Shannon).
August 31, 2007
Shannon, a born comic sidekick, cannot carry the central role; disappointingly, the story sputters out into a sentimental finale.
August 31, 2007
A bit of a dog's brunch.
August 31, 2007
As you would expect from a writer like Mike White, Year Of The Dog is a smartly scripted, darkly funny work. But from Molly Shannon's performance to White's own ability as a director of actors, there are plenty of pleasant surprises here.
August 31, 2007
John Cusack gives the performance of his life in this top-class horror.
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