Straw Dogs

Remake faithful to the original--for better or for worse
James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgård
Directed by Rod Lurie

Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs,” released forty years ago, is perhaps the most thematically confused thriller ever made. On the surface, it’s a standard fish-out-of-water/revenge story: a stuffy professor, David (Dustin Hoffman) and his lithe, blonde, British housewife Amy (Susan George) are tormented by hooligans—including Amy’s ex-boyfriend—when they move back to her rustic England hometown. At ... more >

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