Year of the Dog Reviews

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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
October 31, 2007
SNL alum shines as grieving, lonely animal lover.
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.
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
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
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.
August 31, 2007
The writer-director's real talent is in showing that we're all freaks and geeks in one way or another. It's just that some of us are better at hiding it than others...
August 31, 2007
Though the film falters in terms of its lack of a streamlined narrative, there is no denying that it is packed to the rafters with meaty ideas and characters who are charged with a satisfying moral ambivalence.
August 19, 2007
A risible piece of work with laughs that are likely to remain silent and inside, but they reach you.
June 25, 2007
With this film Mike White once again proves that he's got an eye for darkness and an ear for character that truly puts what passes for comedy in most films these days to shame.
May 30, 2007
Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.
May 25, 2007
frequently funny and sometimes touching, even though, like (Mike White's) earlier 'The Good Girl' and 'Chuck and Buck,' the comedy leaves a slightly sour aftertaste.
May 12, 2007
A surprisingly realistic but offbeat touching story that is both funny and sad.
May 10, 2007
A semi-satirical, sentimental comedy - for dog lovers, it could be a best-in-show.
May 7, 2007
If you really listen to Mike White's quirky but ultimately realistic view on life as its dealt out, you'll really enjoy this stellar effort from the burgeoning filmmaking talent.
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