Dog Eat Dog (2016)

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Dog Eat Dog: Directed by Paul Schrader. With Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook, Omar J. Dorsey. A crew of ex-cons are hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster.

“Outside the comedy realm, a u0026#39;dumb criminalu0026#39; plot a tough sell. Despite a standout performance by W.D. as a vulnerable sociopath this was tough film to like. In the past, a nihilistic heist story with an 8-Ballu0026#39;s worth of random Hollywood visuals paid the bills. (e.g. Natural Born Killers) Schrader remains unable to parlay his fading nostalgia into something resembling a legacy. Cinematography has advanced to the point that most reverential (self or other) shots are staid. On the story note, Nick Cageu0026#39;s wanton H. Bogart impressions negate character development and story. He needs to: A) Get a new agent (B) Stop phoning it (C) Just retire. But, if there is any takeaway from this pseudo art-house turd, W. Defoe is amazing. In the end it was enjoyable and completely forgettable.”

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