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Disappointing
23 January 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

If I had to describe this movie in one word I'd say: boring. STRAY DOGS develops some plot at the beginning and shows some action at the end. But in-between happens almost absolutely nothing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those people who need lots of action, blood and explosions to enjoy a movie. In fact I also like movies that make you think. But I somehow must have missed the message of this movie, because I didn't find anything to think about. I don't find it very inspiring to watch the camera go down some back alleys for several minutes, with absolutely no dialogue and nothing else happening at all.

I also didn't find it visually very impressive. Apart from a hand full of interesting images it's photographed in a very plain way, with very ordinary sceneries. The camera-work is sometimes very shaky, it almost made me sick.

Compared with Oshii's other works, namely RED SPECTACLES and AVALON, STRAY DOGS is even more quiet, almost dreamy. But all other movies by Oshii which I have seen so far are also clearly superior to STRAY DOGS.


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