Alpha Dog

Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Starring Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone

Universal Studios Home Video | May 19, 2009 | DVD

Alpha Dog is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.

Video Release: May 19, 2009

Runtime: 118

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025193250520

Found in: Action / Adventure, General

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard hitting Despite its less than stellar critical reviews I think this movie was really well done (i hestitate to say "like" because it is so disturbing), all the actors handed in honest roles and despite knowing the inevitable outcome I was still shocked and disturbed when it happened. I don't know if its something you would watch again and again but it is definitely worth renting and it really makes you think about human nature. A story that will stay with you after you've finished especially since it is based on true events
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reminded me of BULLY ALPHA DOG is a strong film that reminded me of a film called BULLY that was similar, but not given much publicity. ALPHA DOG seemed to me to be a more commercial film that got more publicity and had big stars like Bruce Willis & Sharon Stone giving it clout. That isn't a bad thing. ALPHA DOG is a frightening film based on a true story and its greatest gift is its closeness to reality and how kids go through life thinking with blinders on. They don't see the big picture. They don't realize the consequences of their actions from minute to minute. Everything we do has an effect and repercussions. Teenagers have an aura of invincibility. In the case of ALPHA DOG, we get to see those aura's exposed. The only thing that I was disappointed with was the absence of Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster) from the end of the film. He was probably the most interesting character in the film. He walks through the movie with an unabashed intensity that explodes at will. After he walks into a party looking for his missing brother and ends up introducing a slew of party goers to his black belt, he is pretty much gone from the film. Although I do realize that the movie was based on a true story, so inserting him in the end would have taken away from the truth. Fortunately though, this movie is given its life by Nick Cassavetes' screenplay and direction, a solid young cast (including a solid performance by Justin Timberlake) and a solid veteran cast. Alpha Dog is a really good film and a lesson in life and its undeniable consequences. Not to mention, should be a wakeup call to all parents who don't know where there kids are at night and the things they could be getting into.
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpha Dog OMG!!! This movie is so intense! The ending is just insane...and mindblowing....This movie is also based on true events!!
Date published: 2009-04-27

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Alpha Dog

Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Starring Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone

Video Release: May 19, 2009

Runtime: 118

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025193250520


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in French
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