Straw Dogs

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Plot

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.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.8/10 (8,669 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director:
Rod Lurie

Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård

Storyline
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.

Writers: Rod Lurie, David Zelag Goodman

Cast:

James Marsden

David Sumner


Kate Bosworth

Amy Sumner


Alexander Skarsgård

Charlie


James Woods

Tom Heddon


Dominic Purcell

Jeremy Niles


Rhys Coiro

Norman


Billy Lush

Chris


Laz Alonso

John Burke


Willa Holland

Janice Heddon


Walton Goggins

Daniel Niles


Anson Mount

Coach Milkens


Drew Powell

Bic


Kristen Shaw

Abby


Megan Adelle

Melissa


Jessica Cook

Helen

Taglines:
I will not allow violence against this house.



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 16 September 2011

Filming Locations: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,123,760
(USA)
(18 September 2011)
(2408 Screens)

Gross: $10,324,441
(USA)
(9 October 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The famous quote "I will not allow violence against this house" is not in the version shown in theaters.

Goofs:

Continuity:
The two registration stickers on David's Jaguar E-Type's rear California license plate at first appear on the bottom corners of the plate (which is in itself a goof) but in later shots appear on the upper corners as is correct for California license plates.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Norman:
[takes butchering saw to still live deer]

David Sumner:
Norm. What are you doing, man? Geez.



User Review

Dull, unnecessary remake

Rating: 1/10


Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" remains a most disturbing, morally
ambiguous confrontation between the brute code of uneducated farmboys
with the complex attempts at rationalization by a sophisticated,
neurotic, hyper-educated urban college professor attempting to escape
the responsibilities of living in an increasingly complex world. It is
also a magnificently constructed motion picture, elegantly
photographed, brilliantly edited, hauntingly scored, with powerhouse
performances from every actor.

This wholly unnecessary remake on the other hand is amateurish swill –
banal photography, drama-class acting (and why not? all the characters
have been reduced to caricature), and soap-opera rewriting. It's
basically a television movie with some sex and violence thrown in for
the fan-boy crowd. It's even got the requisite car-chases, and
supposedly pointed dialog about adultery and motivations, blah blah
blah.

Graceless, visually dull, with no sympathetic characters, but a lotta
boom! crash! foe those who think loud noises and pyrotechnics make up
for lack of intelligence and imagination.