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Dog Pound (2010)

 -  Drama  -  23 June 2010 (France)
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Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

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Mateo Morales ...
Angel
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Max
Taylor Poulin ...
Banks
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Frank
Lawrence Bayne ...
Goodyear
Trent McMullen ...
Sands
Jeff McEnery ...
Loony
Bryan Murphy ...
Eckersley
Michael Morang ...
Hamel
Clayton Joseph ...
Karuk
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Sal
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Meakin (as William Ellis)
Michael States Jr. ...
Gahege
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Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

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Fighting Back Is The Only Way Out

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Kim Chapiron cast the film with many actual inmates, many of whom are back in incarceration. See more »

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Banks draws on Butch's face and then taunts him about his mother. When Butch is screaming we can see a full mustache drawn in, but when he is taken to the showers he has 2 lines going down his filtrum. See more »

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Featuring Aisha Burns, Nicole Kern, Travis Chapman, Mai Lan Chapiron
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Entertaining, but nothing special
29 March 2012 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

In various aspects, Dog Pound fulfills with its purpose: bringing us a raw and intense look to a "juvenile detention center", supposedly dedicated to the juvenile delinquent's rehabilitation, when it is in fact a sadistic and brutal environment which stimulates the cruelty, the intolerance and the violence as the solution to every problem. I have to say that Dog Pound kept me interested; however, its story is almost non-existent, and it's reduced to a series of vignettes which follows the experience of three young interns of a recent entry.

The main problem from Dog Pound is that it doesn't provide too much to the "prison cinema". On the positive side, the performances are very good, and I also appreciated the fact that none of the performers are models/actors, something which helps to the realism of the story. The only problem with the cast is that the actors are too old for the characters they interpret. If director Kim Chapiron had selected 15 or 16-year-old actors, Dog Pound would have been more shocking and subversive. Unfortunateley, he let that chance go.

In conclusion, Dog Pound entertained me; it brings an interesting message; the performances are solid; and Chapiron's direction is agile and efficient, with the emphasis on the clarity and free of stylish distractions. However, it didn't leave me completely satisfied, mainly because it doesn't bring anything new to the "prison cinema". I consider it worthy of a moderate recommendation by itself, but there are much better "prison films" out there, such as Bad Boys (1983), Celda 211 and Un Prophéte.


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