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Straw Dogs 2011

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I liked but didn’t love the original Straw Dogs, so unlike many a remake was sacrilege to me but you can’t help but think a great cast is wasted in what essentially is a very average and very familiar retreat of much better film.  Moving the film to the deep South does nothing for redneck stereotype and whilst a few new ideas do work well and the final showdown is tense it offers very little reason to justify it’s making.
Best Bit: Tense, final show down & bear trap!
Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Stream
IMDB Rating: 5/10
If you liked this try: Straw Dogs (7/10); Last House On The Left Remake (7/10); I Spit on Your Grave Remake (4/10)


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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