MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 439 this week

Straw Dogs (2011)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 23,991 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 136 user | 177 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (earlier screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

Related News

Giveaway – Win Arrow: Season 2 on DVD
| Flickeringmyth
Win A Fighting Man on DVD
| HeyUGuys.co.uk

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 06 May 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 31 Oct 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Straw Dogs" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Straw Dogs (2011)

Straw Dogs (2011) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Straw Dogs.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Straw Dogs (1971)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.

Director: Lawrence Blume
Stars: Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson, Tatanka Means
Trust Me (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect.

Director: Johan Kling
Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Richard Ulfsäter
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Norman
...
...
John Burke
...
...
Daniel Niles
...
Coach Milkens
...
Bic
...
Abby
...
Melissa
Jessica Dockrey ...
Helen (as Jessica Cook)
Edit

Storyline

Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house. David hires the contractor Charlie and his team to repair the roof of the Barn. Amy was the sweetheart of Charlie when she lived there and neither him nor his crew show respect to her. Charlie invites David to hunt deers with his group and him but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell to David what happened but when the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles that likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everyone Has a Breaking Point See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perros de paja  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,123,760 (USA) (16 September 2011)

Gross:

$10,324,441 (USA) (7 October 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Released in the UK almost 40 years to the day of the original 1971 version, which came out November 3 1971. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Amy erases the "3" in the date on David's chalkboard and replaces it with a "4". In a later scene with Charlie, you can see that the "4" that Amy wrote earlier is now written in a different style. See more »

Quotes

Norman: See there Mr. Sumner, you ain't the only one with a trophy wife. Only difference is, mine's for third place.
Kristen: [very pregnant] Believe it or not, that's the most romantic thing he's ever said. That and, "You're what?"
See more »

Connections

Version of Straw Dogs (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Breathless
Written by Otis Blackwell
Performed by Wanda Jackson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If you're going to remake a nearly perfect movie, don't botch it!
19 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This remake has no reason to exist. It is shallow and poorly acted and lacks most of the tense emotions and moral questions raised by the original. Hollywood at its worst, cellophane-wrapped, uninspired, made-for-TV quality, cookie cutter remake. Of course, it is padded with clichés, cheap effects and mass-appeal frosting to bring out brain-dead teen movie goers. Why did a great actor like James Wood let himself get suckered into this disaster? This could have been an so-so B-action movie but trying to cash in on the status of Sam Peckinpah's cult classic is a really cheap move. It also forces me to give it a 1-star rating rather than a 4 to 5 rating it could have earned if it didn't ask to be compared with the former.

If you consider watching this movie, please rent the original instead. It is still as intense as it was in 1971 and actually raises a lot of disturbing questions. A true classic.


67 of 89 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
To the people who think that wasn't rape... Would you do it? cristina_milovan
flashing and rape scene jayscott27
Why did she flash them? goldshine44
Call me judgmental, but I just don't see it.. Laguna_chick_73
living in small-town southern USA philiptutton
Why didn't she tell the husband she was raped? steff183
Discuss Straw Dogs (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?