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Straw Dogs (2011)

Straw Dogs

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

September 16, 2011

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Production Budget

$12.5 millions

Studio

Screen Gems

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Rod Lurie

Producer

Marc Frydman, Rod Lurie

Screenwriter

Rod Lurie, Reed Steiner

Starring

Story


David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father's death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy's ex-boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgard), leading to a violent confrontation.

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Kate Bosworth stars as Amy Sumner and James Marsden stars as David Sumner in Screen Gems' Straw Dogs (2011)
Alexander Skarsgard stars as Charlie in Screen Gems' Straw Dogs (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..doesn't bring anything new to the table..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
“..there's no unexpected tension here..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..does give you something to think about..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]